AI Can Help With Cybersecurity?!

AI’s Newest Talent: Cybersecurity

( – According to Sundar Pichai, Google’s CEO, developments in artificial intelligence could help strengthen cybersecurity.

Pichai said that governments, businesses, and people can use artificial intelligence to increase the detection and response to cyber threats. Pichai was at the Munich Security Conference where he said, “We are right to be worried about the impact on cybersecurity. But AI, I think actually, counterintuitively, strengthens our defense on cybersecurity. “

Cybersecurity attacks have grown immensely and the concern over them has become a talking point among political leaders. In 2023, cyberattacks cost the global economy roughly $8 trillion and this number could reach $10.5 trillion by 2025 according to Cybersecurity Venture, a cyber research firm.

When it comes to cyber attacks, the defender must defend themselves every time in the case of a cyberattack, whereas the attacker can hack into the system once. This makes those first moments of detection and reaction so important.
Pichai stated at the conference, “AI disproportionately helps the people defending because you’re getting a tool which can impact it at scale versus the people who are trying to exploit. So, in some ways, we are winning the race.”
With this said, Google announced that they would be implementing something similar into their programs called Magika, which would help to detect malware. This is already being used in some of Google’s systems such as Chrome and Gmail.
AI is controversial and there has been a lot of concern over its growing development. During the release of Google’s Magika, there was also a pact signed by many major companies at MSC where they agreed to take precautionary measures to prevent AI from disrupting the 2024 election. Among the companies that signed the pact were IBM, Meta, Microsoft, OpenAI, Adobe, Amazon, Google TikTok, and X.
These changes come after the internet has seen multiple fake AI creations such as deepfakes, which can be easily understood and portrayed as misinformation. Many have worried about the control we have of AI and the policies we’ll be able to put in place, but agreements such as these are the beginning framework of many more regulations for artificial intelligence.

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