Brits are fearing the AI future as 60% are worried AI machines will hack them

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Brits are fearing the AI future as 60% are worried AI machines will hack them

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 05:03
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New research from IP EXPO Europe uncovers the concerns the general public have about AI and cyber security 

London, 22 August 2018 – With AI assistants part of our daily lives, new research from IP EXPO Europe, Europe’s number one enterprise IT event, 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 cyber security 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 cyber security.

“By incorporating AI into cyber security, 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 cyber security capabilities,” commented Andy Steed, Director of Content for IP EXPO Europe.

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

If you want to know more about how AI supported cyber security can benefit your business make sure you attend Cyber Security X, the dedicated cyber security 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. 

To register please visit: www.ipexpoeurope.com. Get involved on Twitter using by following @IPEXPO.

Notes to editors 
This research was conducted by OnePulse, a consumer survey company, on behalf of IP EXPO Europe in August 2018. 

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