The world has seen increasing speculation surrounding the potential threats of artificial intelligence (AI). Recent comments from FBI Director Christopher Wray bring this concern to the forefront. At the panel of the Global Economic Forum, Wray expressed great concern about the national security risks posed by China’s AI program.
Wray explained that China’s AI program does not have the same limitations as those in the West, including constraints imposed by the rule of law. Essentially, this means that the Chinese government’s control over AI is much less than what’s seen in other countries. Wray also added that Beijing has a larger hacking program than any other nation, and will undoubtedly use machine learning to its advantage.
These comments bring to light the potential security risks posed by nation-state AI actors. It’s now more important than ever to ensure the safety and security of data, while actively correcting any malicious uses of AI.
AI systems are becoming increasingly important, and it’s not just government actors that are taking advantage of the new technology. Businesses of all sizes are leveraging AI to maximize efficiency and optimize their various processes. Despite the conveniences AI brings, safety and security concerns linger. It’s important to be aware of these threats and prioritize activities that ensure the national security of all citizens.