Deep Instinct’s Artificial Brain Spots Zero-Day Security Threats

Plenty of startups claim to use machine learning to advance security. A company called Deep Instinct claims to go further, applying deep learning to create a machine that operates more like human intuition. The result is a security system that can recognize zero-day threats on its own, by building its own sense of what’s normal or malicious, the company claims. Related Articles Deep learning is a fairly recent step in the march toward artificial intelligence. Machine learning requires an expert to step in at some point and identify the features that the system should pay attention to. Deep learning doesn’t need that level of supervision. That’s the way human minds operate, too. “We learn things, and then we just know them,” said Maya Schirmann, Deep Instinct’s chief marketing officer, at…


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