Improvements in Robotics could Pose Major Physical Security Risks

Artificial intelligence plays an important role in enhancing the performance of robots. Advancements in robotics span into several industries including automobiles, manufacturing, retail, and healthcare. Development of self-run cars and automated braking systems has become a reality due to advanced robotic technologies. Furthermore, delivery of prescription drugs and grocery shopping are other activities now accomplished by robots. Despite the utility of these robots, their growing usage poses several challenges across various industries. The ethical codes and standards of using robots need to be followed with due diligence. Minimal interference of humans in the functioning of robots opens a range of security vulnerabilities.

 Key Advancements in Artificial Intelligence

 A research team, at the IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, delved into the challenges of automating processes. The accuracy of computers in identifying objects has increased to 86% from a little over 50% in 2010. Moreover, video analysis can be done in much lesser time through the use of data-processing algorithms. All of these developments attributed to key advancements in the field of artificial intelligence. However, these developments have raised questions related to the security and privacy of individuals and assets. Moreover, easy availability of artificially engineered systems to the masses has increased the risks of misuse and mishaps.

 Risk of Physical Attacks

 Autonomous drones are amongst the leading threats emerging from improvements in AI. These drones have caused shutdowns across airports and been a cause of unrest through regional territories. Furthermore, use of autonomous systems could increase the frequency of attacks on vulnerable lands. Development of lethal autonomous weapons is another major concern emerging from advancements in AI. Selection of targets without human intervention remains core problem associated with AI technologies.

Author: Rohit Bhisey

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