Artificial intelligence (AI) is bringing new waves of innovation and business applications, all powered by new technology for deep learning and a massive growth in investment. That leaves some worried about the security of the technology. Tech Republic brought this interesting information to our attention in their article, “With companies AI-washing products, how can buyers find true AI-powered solutions?”
As AI becomes pervasive in computing applications, so too does the need for high-grade security in all levels of the system. The protection of AI systems, their data, and communications is critical for users’ safety and privacy, as well as for protecting businesses’ investments.
Considering the value that businesses place on data, privacy concerns are real. The algorithm is a large part of the value of any AI technology. In many cases, the large training data sets that come from public surveillance, facial recognition, fingerprint biometrics, and medical applications are private and often contain personally identifiable information. Cyber criminals (whether organized crime groups or business competitors) can take advantage of this information for economic advantage.
Melody K. Smith
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