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AI flip side: Hackers can make driverless cars crash, use drones as weapons

Researchers said the malicious use of AI poses imminent threats to digital, physical and political security

Reuters  |  Frankfurt 

Rapid advances in artificial intelligence are raising risks that malicious users will soon exploit the technology to mount automated hacking attacks, cause driverless car crashes or turn commercial drones into targeted weapons, a new report warns. The study, published on Wednesday by 25 technical and public policy researchers from Cambridge, Oxford and Yale universities along with privacy and military experts, sounded the alarm for the potential misuse of AI by rogue states, criminals and lone-wolf attackers. The researchers said the malicious use of AI poses imminent threats to ...

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First Published: Wed, February 21 2018. 07:46 IST
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