The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Cybersecurity

What is artificial intelligence?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a computer science branch that deals with building intelligent machines to perform tasks that usually require human intelligence. American scientists Norvig and Russel defined AI in their textbook “Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach” as “the study of agents that receive precepts from the environment and perform actions.”

AI is molded according to the industry’s needs, increasing efficiency, and allowing new ideas to flow in. Artificial intelligence falls under two major categories; Narrow Artificial Intelligence (NAI) and Artificial General Intelligence (AGI).

Narrow AI, also referred to as weak AI, is a simulation of human intelligence, and it operates within a limited context. It is used for single tasks since it involves a lot of complexity. Examples of this would be machine learning and deep learning.

AGI is a more powerful AI that has greater intelligence and fascination attached to it. It operates like human intelligence and can solve situations and problems like a human mind.