Can machines keep us safe from cyber-attack?

Can machines keep us safe from cyber-attack? By Mark Ward Technology correspondent, BBC News 2 August 2016 From the section Technology Image copyright Paul Gilham Image caption A different kind of artificial intelligence might soon be protecting us from malicious hackers After robot cars and robot rescue workers, US research agency Darpa is turning its attention to robot hackers.Best known for its part in bringing the internet into being, the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency has more recently brought engineers together to tackle what it considers to be “grand challenges”.These competitions try to accelerate research into issues it believes deserve greater attention – they gave rise to serious work on autonomous vehicles and saw the first stumbling steps towards robots that could help in disaster zones. Next is a Cyber…


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