By Christina Weaver
Feb 17, 2017
Jungle Disk CEO, Bret Piatt, recently contributed an article to Enterprise Viewpoint focusing on the security implications of Artificial Intelligence. Below is a short preview. To read the full post, visit EnterpriseViewpoint.com.
In today’s digital world, it is more important than ever to ensure that your data is protected especially with the rise of machine learning also known as artificial intelligence (AI). Machine learning is a popular technology topic as it’s becoming a part of our daily lives and can potentially have powerful implications for good and evil. In case you are not familiar with the terms machine learning or artificial intelligence, it is having the ability to train a computer to do something and learn over time so down the road it can infer what to do when faced with a basic task.
Just a few examples of common consumer facing artificial intelligence machines are Apple’s Siri, Google Assistant and Amazon’s Alexa. With these machines learning our habits and likes/dislikes overtime, we are able to make our daily lives easier whether it’s getting an answer to a question, directions to a local store or restaurant recommendations. As machine learning becomes more common practice, it is going to have a major impact on security. The more information and data that is being collected by the Internet of Things, cell phones, cameras, etc. consumers are opening up their data to nefarious activity.
Some example scenarios include what if a hacker could train an artificial intelligence tool to interact with you like a spouse or a friend might? This could trick you into divulging private data such as a social security number or birth date. What if someone could hack into your home device system and unlock your door? Or what if a hacker could tap into your Nest camera to see inside your home? It is increasingly more important to ensure that you have secured your home network to keep the bad guys out!