Elon's Brain-Computer, Biased AI Threat to Cybersecurity and more news
Elon Musk wants to insert Bluetooth-enabled implants into your brain and biased AI programs can pose serious problems for cybersecurity. Here's the news you need to know, in two minutes or less.
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Neuralink, Elon Musk's startup that's trying to directly link brains and computers, has developed a system to feed thousands of electrical probes into a brain and hopes to start testing the technology on humans in in 2020, Chief Executive Elon Musk revealed Tuesday. The long-term goal is to build a "digital superintelligence layer" to link humans with artificial intelligence, a technology he views as an existential threat to humanity.
Inherently biased artificial intelligence programs can pose serious problems for cybersecurity at a time when hackers are becoming more sophisticated in their attacks, experts told CNBC. Bias can occur in three areas — the program, the data and the people who design those AI systems. The role of AI is expanding in cybersecurity. Many CEOs see cyber attacks as the biggest threat to the global economy over the next decade.
China has emerged on the world stage with a host of global tech companies that are innovative and competitive. And increasingly, their successes are being studied and replicated in other markets. Today, global Internet companies from the US to South-East Asia are looking to replicate Chinese concepts – from models such as the all-in-one super app, to social commerce as well as short video, according to findings from the China Internet Report 2019.