Will AI Be Smart Enough To Protect Us From Online Threats?

Andrew SandersCrunch Network Contributor Andrew Sanders is a writer at security blog Secure Thoughts. How to join the networkAccording to some estimates, the global cost of cybercrime in 2013 was $113 billion. The actual cost may vary, but whatever the true figure, it’s a spicy meatball. Human beings really aren’t the best at computer security. We will trade our confidential passwords for candy bars. We will pick strange USB drives off the ground and jam them into our ports, then act surprised when our computers get infected. We will routinely route our way around the most secure corporate defenses — to play online poker during work hours. Here’s an idea: Let’s set our computers to defend our computers. Let’s build a computer strong enough, fast enough and smart enough to defend…


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