AI is a double-edged sword for cybersecurity firms

San Francisco Business Times |  May 19, 2020

The world of cybersecurity is a war between cybercriminals attacking company computers and the protective measures installed by security companies. And fighting on both sides of this battle is artificial intelligence.

“Current AI mechanisms (machine learning and deep learning) are good at spotting patterns that they have been trained to recognize, but are bad at novel patterns, despite vendor claims, and are hopeless at generalizing or finding root causes,” said Mike Lloyd, CTO of RedSeal.