Cybersecurity firms have pioneered the use of artificial intelligence in their products, but the latest generation of AI technology offers hope that a greater share of the work to secure computer systems could be automated. A new competition at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency aims to jump-start efforts to build open-source AI tools to find and fix vulnerabilities. Program Manager Perri Adams leads that effort and recently caught up with Elias Groll on the CyberScoop Safe Mode podcast to discuss how to encourage developers to build tools that anyone might use to secure computer systems.
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