It may take several years or even decades, but hackers won’t necessarily always be human. Artificial intelligence — a technology that also promises to revolutionize cyber-security — could one day become the go-to hacking tool.
Organizers of the Cyber Grand Challenge, a contest sponsored by the U.S. defense agency DARPA, gave a glimpse of the power of AI during their August event. Seven supercomputers battled each other to show that machines can indeed find and patch software vulnerabilities.
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