Dave Palmer from security company Darktrace warns that, once the artificial intelligence is used as virus and become 'smarter', the consequences could be frightening and catastrophic.
A large number of people already have problems with viruses and malware on computers, smartphones and tablets, and with the development of artificial intelligence (AI), such threat could become more dangerous.
Dave Palmer from security company Darktrace warns that, once the artificial intelligence is used as virus and become 'smarter', the consequences could be frightening and catastrophic, writes Business Insider.
Such attacks will be extremely sophisticated, and potential danger for ordinary users, could be especially devastating for large companies.
Ransomware is becoming increasingly popular among hackers in recent years and is commonly used to lock the computer. If users want to re-access the data on the computers, they have to pay a ransom.
How big is this problem can be seen on the basis of individual cases in which hackers attacked and locked computers in hospitals and police stations, and the police did not have a solution to this problem, was forced to "redeem the bag '.
Due to the development of artificial intelligence and increasingly its application in the context of hacker attacks, Palmer worries that criminals could turn to the larger and more complex targets - power plants and factories.
When it comes to ordinary users, the money is usually a few hundred dollars, but large companies to hackers could pay millions of dollars to allow re-work.
Also, artificial intelligence will enable more sophisticated scams - 'reading' mails and corresponding users will be able to imitate their style of writing and to contact their friends / colleagues who usually will not notice the difference in communication.
When people think to correspond with friends or colleagues, will be enough to send an e-mail which allegedly includes certain files, photos, business plans, maps, programs and the like, but their opening will result in data theft, lock computer, blackmail and stuff like that.
As a potential example of attacks on energy and oil companies, the security expert said that hackers and artificial intelligence use sophisticated techniques able to access confidential documents.
This is just one of more radical cases how hackers and viruses could use artificial intelligence for the attacks, and from which military and security experts most fear when it comes to AI are called. Robots killers.
These are robots that take years to develop large military force and be managed by AI. They themselves have to choose targets and make decisions about when and to whom to shoot - not to mention what would happen if such machines are out of control or if someone take control of them.
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