Current problems with artificial intelligence are less cinematic than giant killer robots, but nonetheless represent a real danger, one that Professor Daniel Lowd hopes to address with his research. Artificial intelligence is the use of computers to perform complex tasks that traditionally required human intelligence. It is currently applied in everything from spam filtering to autonomous vehicles to ad placements. AI helps radiologists analyze x-rays, the Mars rover Curiosity choose which rocks to study, and airports schedule security patrols.
Lowd has been studying adversarial machine learning, techniques for finding and fixing the vulnerabilities of AI systems, since 2004. He has received funding from the Army Research Office and has published several papers in the top machine learning journals and taken part in conferences and workshops related to artificial intelligence and security. Watch the video below or on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wE1Kg0INlOY