VentureBeat May 16, 2022
Sharon Goldman

When Eric Horvitz, Microsoft’s chief scientific officer, testified on May 3 before the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, he emphasized that organizations are certain to face new challenges as cybersecurity attacks increase in sophistication — including through the use of AI. 

While AI is improving the ability to detect cybersecurity threats, he explained, threat actors are also upping the ante.

“While there is scarce information to date on the active use of AI in cyberattacks, it is widely accepted that AI technologies can be used to scale cyberattacks via various forms of probing and automation…referred to as offensive AI,” he said. 

However, it’s not just the military that needs to stay ahead of threat actors using AI...

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