How Criminals use AI

In this piece, #ODSC (Open Data Science) explores the dark side of machine learning: How criminals use AI illegally.

Machine learning is one of the most exciting new features used in technology today. However, it is undoubtedly controversial too. At the moment, this controversy does not really come from the prospect of ultra-intelligent robots dramatically taking over the human race; instead, it’s because powerful technology like this can be used just as negatively by criminals, as it can be used positively by those with good intention.

Before computers had the ability to solve heuristic problems, many security systems were designed with the principle that this wouldn’t change. The idea that a computer could guess a password, read a graphical Captcha, or learn how real traffic behaves was simply not considered. Now, we are surrounded by security that has been pushed out of date by AI.

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