The Intersection of AI and Cyber Defence

By Smeet Chheda

With movies like ‘Terminator’, ‘I, Robot’, ‘Ex Machina’ and ‘The Matrix’ dominating Artificial Intelligence (AI) pop culture, the average consumer’s initial prerogative is to assume that AI is a threat to the world’s security. Who can blame them? In these films, we witness the (hopefully!) hyperbolized impact AI can have when its capabilities and growth are left unchecked – and it’s not pretty. In reality, current AI technology is far from the level we see in something like ‘The Matrix’ – a self-sustained entity that possesses Artificial General Intelligence (AGI). However, it’s still important to look at how Cybersecurity and AI can interoperate both now and in the future.