The answer to this question is going to vary depending on whom you ask. For some, AI and ML are here to stay. They have been around for decades, and they have always been considered to be the cutting edge of information technology. Still, others worry about what these new technologies could mean for security. Specifically, they worry that they could make previously secret (and potentially top secret) information public because artificial intelligence and computer systems are becoming more capable.
Many of the fears of artificial intelligence and computer network systems can be laid down to the simple fact that computers are becoming more intelligent. They can process more data and have a better memory than ever before. Also, they can adapt to new threats much faster than human systems can. As a result, they can become much more difficult to protect against.
While it is hard to say what exactly these new technologies mean for today’s security measures, one thing is clear. Humans will always be necessary for security purposes. Computers will most likely become less important as artificial intelligence and network systems become more intelligent and efficient. But even if those things were true, there is still no substitute for human intelligence.
While it may seem theoretically possible for a computer to foil all types of security measures, it would be nearly impossible. No system could hope to cover everything, and even the best software would not keep up with the seemingly endless stream of data coming in through different channels. A security system would also break down far too quickly to stop hackers in their tracks. The world would simply become another giant government database.
However, we live in an age of artificial intelligence. It is possible for software developers and security experts to work together to create the next level of protection. Today’s artificially intelligent programs can learn complex things such as web searches and web-surfing habits. This information can then be fed into a massive central database. Security experts can then examine this information to decide where the threat might be greatest. If there is a specific computer system they suspect is being used to send out “spam” or otherwise interfere with network operations, the appropriate measures can be taken.
Some software programs are already available for free on the internet. This allows security enthusiasts to tinker with the system and see if any improvements are needed. If you have access to a particularly vulnerable application or even a web server, you may be able to get the developer to tweak it before making it public. For instance, if a particular browser were to suddenly become more susceptible to attack, you could then go ahead and release the software so that other users can take advantage of it. This would allow the browser to function without flaws and to increase security.
Creating such artificially intelligent systems is now possible thanks to new developments in the field of computer science. Researchers have been working for several years to develop artificial intelligence. Still, it was not until recently that it started to become feasible for computer programs to be able to understand human languages. With the help of the right tools, artificial intelligence will soon be able to reason like humans. Whether this is something that we would welcome in our lives is something that remains to be seen.
Experts believe that such technology could one day replace human lawyers, doctors, and other professionals. What would remain to be seen would be whether such a system would be better placed to handle medical problems or whether it would be better served in assisting humans in dealing with situations that they are not familiar with. Perhaps there are other areas that artificial intelligence could benefit from. One such area is self-driving vehicles, which is currently being tested in California. If such a system could recognize a traffic accident on the road and subsequently contact the authorities, it might prevent accidents and save lives.