In the world of technological advancement, concerns of growing cyber crimes are still on the verge of stealth. Most of these crimes happen to be committed in the shadows, particularly in the dark and deep web platforms. In the digital shadow world of intelligence and information, cybercrimes are not irrelevant. To tackle such criminal activities comes the cyber security forces, which are in trouble due to the emergence and widespread use of AI-based cyberattacks. To tackle such attacks, AI is relevantly used for a particular purpose.
AI is not a new phenomenon, as its use dates back to decades. But with the emergence of software like Chat GPT and others, its awareness has proven to grow concerns as its global use is no longer unknown. Before the global use of AI, its use in the cyber world and hacking was uncommon.
Since the global use of AI., there have been growing concerns for the military strategists and cybersecurity forces of major countries around the world.
Unfortunately, not much is being done on this matter still, as nuclear powers like the U.S. and Israel are building up military equipment based on artificial intelligence. This is a global concern and a potential threat to the owners and creators, and those on the other side, of such equipment, be it tanks, jets, or submarines.
Humanity has not reached foolproof cybersecurity, and we are far from reaching that level of advancement. Being dependent on AI-based technology for human health concerns and development is one thing, but using it for defense and military advancement is a dangerous level for humanity. Countries that highly depend upon technology, such as the U.S. and China, must be considered the main concern regarding vulnerability based on AI-based threats.
It must be noted that as AI advances for the upcoming time, so is the use of it. even manually based technologies such as cars, airplanes, tanks, ships, and even tech-based weapons can be blocked and manipulated by AI, creating new challenges for technology users. To date, there has not been any global concern or threat regarding such a matter, and such a matter is left in vain.
In the world of cyber and hacking, there are two types of hackers. One is WHH (White Hat Hacker) and the other is BHH (Black Hat Hacker). Both are useful in the world of hacking. WHH is the person or body who works particularly in cybersecurity and defense from cyberattacks and such crimes. BHH, on the other side, is the one who hacks and performs illegal crimes in the cyber world, such as hacking, and is considered a criminal, but due to stealthy activities, BHH is also to be considered useful for most intelligence agencies around the world. Now, both these bodies use AI, and due to the growing popularity of AI in the cyber world, it is used throughout the process for their particular purposes, be it hacking or cybersecurity.
There is a chance for AI to go rogue, not like in fiction, but on a reality basis. It has fast chances to grow, and at a certain point, it will be able to create its platform where it might be able to produce and innovate technology.
Big tech corporations don’t hesitate to use AI for mass production purposes, and the same is going for the military arsenal. There is a high chance that some rogue element, such as Black Hat Hacker or hackers, one day perform such an activity, which will result in making AI on its own, meaning that AI will be capable of producing technological software and hardware, which is a potential threat to not only humanity but nature itself.
Now, what can be done, and who should be considered in the safety category? Probably those who do not highly depend on technology or at least on AI-based technology. Those countries that use and prefer manual technology are considered safer than those that are using AI-based technology. On a civilian level, nations that use and depend on AI are a bigger threat than those who prefer manually based technology. The reason is that there are possibilities or errors in such technologies; on the other hand, manual technology poses a lesser threat because, manually, a single error might occur, and on an AI-based one, a single error might be able to cause a catastrophe.
A singe error in the system will cause mutual damage to all the owners of such devices. In a world full of errors and crimes, and especially in the world of cyber warfare, AI-based cybersecurity needs time; cybersecurity needs AI to tackle AI, which is a threat, and so is the study in the world of cyberspace is a must to defeat potential manual and non-manual threat which might cause damage to life on earth.