Brits fear the AI future

Brits fear the AI future

With AI assistants part of our daily lives, new research from IP EXPO Europe has found 60% of Brits are worried artificial intelligence (AI) will hack their internet connected devices.

The research, which studied the perception the UK public have towards AI used in both cyber security and cyber-attacks, also found just over a quarter (26%) believe cyber criminals aren’t capable of using AI, listing reasons for incapability as it being too expensive, too complicated to use and simply not having access to it. A startling result given the increasing availability of free AI software programs online, highlighting just how oblivious the UK public can be in regards to big technology issues. 

When it comes to fending off cyber-attacks, just 28% of the UK public believe organisations are more secure if they use AI. By contrast, 34% believe using AI for cybersecurity will make no difference and organisations will be hacked regardless of if they are using AI or not – a view perhaps reflecting the ever evolving cyber threats both businesses and individuals face. However, the potential for AI isn’t lost on everyone as 15% stated they would actually trust an organisation more if they knew it was using AI as part of their cybersecurity.

“By incorporating AI into cybersecurity, it can enable security teams to vastly improve the rate of anomaly detection and the accuracy of that detection. Unsurprisingly, this means digital security products which include AI are an increasingly popular option for both public and private sector organisations looking to improve their cybersecurity capabilities,” commented Andy Steed, director of content for IP EXPO Europe.

Steed continued, “At IP EXPO Europe 2018, we’ll be bringing together some of the world’s most well regarded experts in cybersecurity from across industry and government to help organisations better understand the role AI can play in their cybersecurity strategies.”

If you want to know more about how AI supported cybersecurity can benefit your business make sure you attend Cyber Security X, the dedicated cybersecurity event at IP EXPO Europe 2018.

This year, IP EXPO Europe 2018 is co-located at Digital Transformation EXPO which incorporates Cyber Security X, Developer X, AI-Analytics X, Internet of Things X and Blockchain X. IP EXPO Europe 2018 is taking place on 3-4 October 2018 at ExCeL London.