Putting Ethics at the Heart of AI in Cyber

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The application of Artificial Intelligence to Cybersecurity has become the next frontier of technology and capability development. And rightly so: it will dramatically speed up response times, enhance threat identification, reduce workloads in Security Operating Centres and improve ability to rapidly mount counter-operations. Ultimately, AI in Cyber will provide decisive advantage. For Defence, this will underpin Information Advantage in both defensive and offensive scenarios, so there is an inevitable industry-wide push to exploit this game-changing technology.

However, this does not come without risks or concerns. In the rush to remain competitive and keep ahead of adversaries, there is a risk that necessary checks and balances are unable to keep up with the headlong rush into technology adoption in Cyber. Unless an ethical approach is adopted, Defence may inadvertently expose itself to greater risk than benefit, and it may not have the right guardrails in place to manage or mitigate that risk.

At the upcoming TechUK and Team Defence Information Ethics in AI Conference, our subject-matter expert Dr Kevin Macnish will provide his analysis of the topic, addressing such questions as:

  • Is an ethical approach needed for AI adoption in Cyber? Why?
  • What are the risks, concerns and benefits of putting an ethical approach front and centre?
  • What ethical considerations need to be at the forefront of AI adoption in Cyber?
  • Does Defence have the right guardrails in place and do they balance the potential benefits vs risk?
  • Can Information Advantage be achieved without using AI and an ethical approach?

To hear his perspective and learn more about the challenges and opportunities associated with the adoption and deployment of AI in Defence, register here.

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