Businesses Increase Investments in AI and Machine LearningBusinesses Increase Investments in AI and Machine Learning
More than three-quarters of IT pros say they feel safer for having done so, according to a new report.
March 14, 2019
Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are buzzwords in the cybersecurity industry as companies try to keep up with an expanding threat environment. That is reflected in a new study from Webroot, which found 73% of IT professionals across the US and Japan saying they plan to increase their use of AI and ML this year.
The report, "Knowledge Gaps: AI and Machine Learning in Cybersecurity," found uptake of the technologies to be increasing, even though 58% of survey respondents say they're not sure what it means when a tool claims to use AI or ML. The uncertainty seems OK, though, when 72% say that they don't really care whether their tools are intelligent, as long as they do the job.
Leveraging AI/ML in security seems a reasonable tactic since 84% say they believe criminals are already employing machine intelligence in their infrastructures.
The report also shows that companies are spending more on AI/ML than they did two years ago; 76% of respondents say the investment has made their companies safer.
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