AI hackers will make the world a safer place — hopefully

The DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge at the Def Con hacker conference last week pitted these AI systems — housed in the same enclosures you’d find in an IT department — against one another in a digital version of capture the flag. The government research agency is doing its best to add some pizazz to the event, with all the lights and play-by-play announcers. The reality is, though, that this is more than just an e-sports event: The outcome of this competition and the innovation it spurns could change the way the United States government and companies deal with software vulnerabilities and cyber attacks. The seven teams, which consisted of universities, researchers and companies, built and programmed their AI “bots” to find, diagnose and fix software flaws in a highly competitive‚Ķ

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