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11 Articles You Must Read To Understand AI

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a topic that’s hard to ignore today. But what does it truly mean? The world of AI can be confusing and full of jargon. Our goal is to clear some of that fog up.

To help you understand a bit more about what AI is and how it’s being used around you, we’ve compiled a list of expert sources on all things artificial intelligence.

Artificial Intelligence 101

The first batch of articles will give you a pretty good idea of the general state of AI, some key definitions, and where it’s already being used in your daily life:

1. What you should know about AI, by Daniel Huttenlocher

TechCrunch article will give you useful background info about the history of AI: how it evolved, where it could be heading, and how that will impact our daily lives. It’s an excellent place to start understanding what the topic is all about.

2. Common artificial intelligence buzzwords explained in layman’s terms: Machine learning, neural nets, and more, by Cass Proffitt

Before you can understand AI, you have to understand some of the vital vocab that comes with it. If the differences between the terms machine learning, deep learning, and unsupervised learning are murky, check this article out.

3. 2017 is the year of artificial intelligence. Here’s why, by Sandhya Venkatachalam

It seems like the term AI is everywhere now. Since the concept has been around since 1955, you may be wondering “why now?”. This article will tell you why 2017 has the perfect conditions for AI to flourish. Also, find out why “data is becoming the new big oil.”

4. Eight ways intelligent machines are already in your life, by Sabine Hauert

It’s cool to talk about AI in the abstract, but the big question is, “how does it affect my life?”. This article tells you eight ways you can already find machine intelligence at work in your day to day life, like in social media, banks, and online shopping.

AI in healthcare and culture

Here are some unexpected ways AI is being used, from medicine to art:

5. Artificial Intelligence Will Redesign Healthcare

AI is the new frontier of medical research. There are all kinds of ways it can be used to make patients’ lives better. This article lays out some of these techniques in detail and also talks about what needs to be done to make them a possibility.

6. Will the Next Pop Cultural Icon Be an AI? By Thomas Euler

Art is a field that we consider to be unique to human beings. But what if it wasn’t? This article takes a look at the ways that AI is taking over various art forms. Machines can compose original music or even help write original movie scripts.

7. How A.I. Is Creating Building Blocks to Reshape Music and Art, by Cade Metz

Here’s another article on the way AI is changing the music and art industries. AI is making some cool art, check it out! Who knows, your new favorite artist may be a computer.It can be equally refreshing and disconcerting to think of the fact that intelligent tech will soon be able to do the kind of complicated, creative work that only humans have been capable of. This song was composed by Aiva, artificial intelligence technology, that creates original music:

Ethical issues related to AI

AI is fresh and exciting and possibly the future of tech. However, we still need to consider the ethical issues that the world of AI poses. Take a look at these articles that break down some of the significant issues:

8. Top 9 ethical issues in artificial intelligence, by Julia Bossmann

This article talks about what happens if AI machines can take over our jobs, “artificial stupidity,” and “racist robots.” An excellent read if you want to understand some of the most controversial dilemmas in the AI world.

9. AI Research is in Desperate Need of an Ethical Watchdog, by Sophia Chen

AI’s a relatively new field, and the ethics for research procedures are very outdated. Chen argues the importance of clear-cut, transparent regulations for using AI to avoid harming human beings because as of right now there are none, which is dangerous. So, from unemployment to security issues, some serious considerations need to be made before AI becomes universal. Still, some really important things can only be done through machine learning.

AI and cybersecurity

At CUJO, we’re interested in what the future of AI holds and what are the possible cybersecurity risks that we might be facing. Check out some thoughts on the uses of AI in cybersecurity:

10. Firewalls Don’t Stop Hackers. AI Might, by Scott Rosenberg

This article explains why AI may be the new frontier of cybersecurity. It can stop never-before-seen attacks in a way that traditional security methods are not.

11. AI Is the Future of Cybersecurity, for Better and for Worse, by Roman V. Yampolskiy

AI in cybersecurity is a catch 22. On the one hand, automated cyber attacks will get more and more sophisticated. On the other hand, we can use AI to defend against these attacks.

We hope that this list of articles and sources will help clear some things up about the big exciting world of cybersecurity and get you interested in learning more. Stay tuned for our upcoming series that will go into depth about the big AI buzzwords, and why they will matter to your life within the next few years.

You can read more about how CUJO uses AI here. To block hackers, CUJO uses supervised machine learning algorithms to predict and prevent attacks on your wireless network. The reason this works is that many traditional methods of security can only stop attacks that have been seen before. The problem with this is that it can’t defend you from new attacks that are continually being developed. That’s where artificial intelligence comes it, to predict these new types of attacks.