David and Goliath. The Invasion of Normandy. No matter the generation, we all know some of the storied battles that have withstood the test of time. In cyberspace, however, there’s a fierce battle brewing surrounding artificial intelligence.
With AI projected to become a $190 billion industry by 2025 (according to Markets and Markets), it is more integrated in our everyday lives than we may even notice at this stage – and it continues to gain popularity. AI has found its way into home appliances, medical imagery, natural language processing and even musical composition.
One area that AI has remained a constant is cybersecurity, where its continual learnings help detect and combat cyberthreats. But what if this technology were to fall into the wrong hands? If AI was suddenly being used to aid cyberthreats and not eradicate them, could “good AI” take on “bad AI” and win the war on malware?