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12/30/2019
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How AI and Cybersecurity Will Intersect in 2020

Understanding the new risks and threats posed by increased use of artificial intelligence.
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AI/ML Data Poisoning and Sabotage   
 The security industry will need to keep tabs on emerging cases of attackers seeking to poison AI/ML training data in business applications to disrupt decision-making and otherwise operations. Imagine, for example, what would happen with companies depending on AI to automate supply chain decisions. A sabotaged data set could result in drastic under- or oversupply of product.  

'Expect to see attempts to poison the algorithm with specious data samples specifically designed to throw off the learning process of a machine learning algorithm,' says Haiyan Song, senior vice president and general manager of security markets for Splunk. 'It's not just about duping smart technology, but making it so that the algorithm appears to work fine - while producing the wrong results.' 

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AI/ML Data Poisoning and Sabotage

The security industry will need to keep tabs on emerging cases of attackers seeking to poison AI/ML training data in business applications to disrupt decision-making and otherwise operations. Imagine, for example, what would happen with companies depending on AI to automate supply chain decisions. A sabotaged data set could result in drastic under- or oversupply of product.

"Expect to see attempts to poison the algorithm with specious data samples specifically designed to throw off the learning process of a machine learning algorithm," says Haiyan Song, senior vice president and general manager of security markets for Splunk. "It's not just about duping smart technology, but making it so that the algorithm appears to work fine - while producing the wrong results."

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