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10 Machine Learning Ethics Mini-Essays

6. Security.

Machine Learning Ethics assignment, Question #6, “Security”, for York University CSML1000 “Machine Learning in the Business Context”, Fall 2019.

How do we keep AI safe from adversaries?

The only thing that can stop a bad guy with an AI is a good guy with an AI.

AIs don’t commit crimes – but bad people can use AIs to commit crimes. Law enforcement agencies, including Canada’s own Royal Canadian Mounted Police, are turning to Artificial Intelligence to detect crime[9]. The Canadian Security Intelligence Service works to protect Canada from the emerging threat of state-sponsored espionage powered by AI[10]. We must have strong Laws and international treaties that allow our intelligence services, our law enforcement agencies and our justice system to discourage, detect, disrupt, and prosecute the crimes of the future.

[9] http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/gazette/getting-cyber-smart

[10] https://www.theglobeandmail.com/politics/article-canadas-spy-chief-warns-about-state-sponsored-espionage-through/