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Super-smart AI could make antivirus updates a thing of the past
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We all know that antivirus programs, while certainly essential, have their limitations, but an Israeli security startup is working on algorithms which could give security suites even tighter defences in the future.

This all revolves around virus definitions, the updates that security companies regularly deliver to their products – some being more regular than others, but there's always something of a delay in malware hitting the wild, and antivirus software receiving the appropriate updates to detect it.

As MIT Technology Review reports, Tel Aviv-based Deep Instinct (yes, it sounds more like a film than a security firm) is busy working on proprietary deep learning algorithms – AI neural networks which continually learn like the human brain, and can recognise fresh malware as it emerges with no need for definition updates to be piped over.

Or that's certainly the grand theory, anyway, although any improvement in early recognition of new types of malicious code will certainly be most welcome.
Tweaked malware
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This sort of system will be particularly helpful when it comes to existing strains of malware which have only been slightly modified and tweaked, in an attempt to evade detection by your typical antivirus program.

Dr. Eli David, head of Deep Instinct's deep learning research group, and co-founder and CTO of the company, said that in their own testing, the system had already proved it could detect 20% more new malware when compared to existing security software.

Of course, other efforts have also been made in the deep learning malware foiling sphere, notably by a group of researchers from Microsoft. (Deep learning is a big thing over at Redmond, which has a Deep Learning Technology Center working across multiple initiatives including big data analytics, knowledge management and natural language processing).

It might not be too long, then, before we see the technology further honed, and being deployed to considerably bolster commercial antivirus software.
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And what if your a programmer? If you "slightly change some code" on some programs? Will they be "automatically" seen as virus? tongue.gif

Or cracked software I can imagine biggrin.gif

Or am I misunderstanding it all as I'm not a software guy smile.gif
   
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Will be good to see what type of CPU and disk resources this would take. I'd imaging it absolutely killing slightly older PCs.
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Will be good to see what type of CPU and disk resources this would take. I'd imaging it absolutely killing slightly older PCs.

This is my concern. The human brain isn't exactly small or lacking density. tongue.gif
     
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If these nets are determined locally... that's A LOT of CPU power and memory required.
Usually when I think DNN I'm envisioning massively parallel systems.
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[...Israeli security startup...]


Nope nope nope.
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Super Smart A.I in general would be amazing! But if the A.I is really intelligent and advanced I can imagine it hitting the CPU pretty hard!
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Yeah cause Skynet will save us. rolleyes.gif
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DO NOT WANT!
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...and add to block list for being racist.

LOL, we should all block you for not knowing English.
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Super Smart A.I in general would be amazing! But if the A.I is really intelligent and advanced I can imagine it hitting the CPU pretty hard!

All you need is an Intel G3258 overclocked to gigglehertz.
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Yeah cause Skynet will save us. rolleyes.gif

ahah

My theory would be this is the back end of some cloud like AV . A service that's ran in data centers when with just client apps on the end .

ISPs would use and AI to siv through network traffic and target "Bad" data .... OR private data ....

Imagine if all switches had an AI ? or infrastructures with a security AV server .... I like this but its dangerous.


Imagine a AI that controlled the distribution of cryptolocker .... Or one that changed the IPs and proxys of relaying traffic ..... Or An AI that could Vmotion servers/VMs like a load balancer or even if a site got shutdown it migrated .....

An AI that controlled the constant moving of the proxybay aha ....

AIs one day will be in everything ... The human race is going to outsmart itself soon.
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