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 (REUTERS/Kacper Pempel ) Much has been made in recent months about the potential benefits of artificial intelligence for humanity – stopping terrorist content before it’s seen, letting people experience events they otherwise never could or performing menial tasks, such as tagging photos. Despite all of that, artificial intelligence also has a negative side.

Luminaries such as Elon Musk, the late Stephen Hawking and others have warned of a “robot apocalypse” and AI being the root cause of World War III one day in the not-too-distant future. ELON MUSK THINKS ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE COULD CAUSE WORLD WAR III Sometimes known as adversarial AI, artificial intelligence can be exploited by hackers in everyday situations, such as getting money out of an ATM, criminals sneaking across borders or taking over your smart speaker and wreaking havoc with your bank account.

“As with any new technology, hackers are going to look for a way to exploit it for their gain,” Koos Lodewijkx, VP and CTO of Security Operations and Response, IBM Security said in an email to Fox News. Lodewijkx added: “Our research sees cybercriminals being able to fool voice systems to make purchases on their behalf or even attack autonomous vehicles through stickers on stop signs to confuse them. Read more from…

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