In today's digital economy, where data breaches plague industry and government alike, the fusion of Cybersecurity and Artificial Intelligence (AI) has emerged as a potent defense strategy. This talk explores the symbiotic relationship between AI and cybersecurity, delving into both its promises and perils. AI has revolutionized cybersecurity, enabling advanced capabilities such as the detection of malware, vulnerabilities, and fraud. Yet, as AI empowers defenders, it also empowers attackers. The dark side of AI reveals a landscape where malicious actors harness AI for spear phishing, automated cyberattacks, misinformation, and deepfakes. Moreover, AI itself becomes a target, as shown by adversarial machine learning and model poisoning attacks. Finally, there are concerns about AI creating a dystopia. The talk further delves into novel technologies such as attribution (watermarking) and computing on encrypted data that can play a role in mitigating some of these risks.
Overall, there is a need for a multidisciplinary approach encompassing technology, regulation, and ethics to effectively address the challenges presented by the intricate relationship between AI, cybersecurity, and privacy.
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The AI@Melbourne Colloquium Series is a program of talks on the future of Artificial Intelligence at The University of Melbourne.
Stay and enjoy complimentary refreshments and networking following the event. Registration is essential.