Cybersecurity and the AI Arms Race

Featuring Arthur Keleti

Arthur Keleti is a cybersecurity futurist, who understands the threats to humanity that hacking and cyber criminals pose. Gain a new perspective on where the trillions of dollars are expected to flow into the cybersecurity industry and how the artificial intelligence arms race is intensifying. Filmed on September 27, 2017, in the Cayman Islands.

Published on
11 October, 2017
Global Outlook, Crypto-currencies, Technology
30 minutes
Asset class


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    Robert O.

    25 11 2017 07:40

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    Transhumanism really got started with the smart phone and the growing number of apps and internet capacity.
    Kids are now introduced to iPhones, iPads and their Chrome cousins at such a young age that they become indoctrinated into the "Borg" collective. When we periodically have an internet outage it's like part of their brains and lives are put on hold until they can become reconnected. At a time when there feels to be a dumbing down of Western society and machines have been able to beat the best Chess and Go players in the world, the risk for a Borg / Terminator / Matrix future does not appear to be science fiction so much as just a bad outcome. In this future world of complete internet connection and artificial intelligence what currency or cryptocurrency is safe. India transition to a cashless society may have come at just the worst time, but at least they still have a lot of gold.

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    Darren G.

    15 11 2017 13:10

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    WOW mind just been blown!

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    robinson c.

    11 11 2017 21:37

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    Superb. Thank you Arthur

  • AK

    Arthur K.

    17 10 2017 20:34

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    Hi Everyone! I've been following the comments here - thank you for taking the time and writing them. I've been working in cybersecurity for more than twenty years now, and I've seen the industry become really significant. This topic is controversial especially if you add AI and financial motivation in the mix. It is still not discussed frequently enough in boardrooms and the efficiency of cybersecurity awareness trainings is debatable. On top of that, classifying information is something people silently struggle with all the time. Unfortunately, there are a lot of things we could not touch in the interview, such as our missing "digital immune system" or the phenomena of "cyber-secrets" that shows our inability to properly identify sensitive information because the systems we build are still not able to understand the human context that gives information its real value. I hope that by talking more frequently and in more depth about these issues, a lot more questions will be brought to the surface. You are all welcome to connect with me on LinkedIn and continue this discussion or read my latest book about these topics. Thank You! - Arthur Keleti

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    Russell M.

    17 10 2017 15:24

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    The state of the AI world is brilliantly and entertainingly described in much better detail by Max Tegmark in his recent book "Life 3:0:Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence". Well worth reading.

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    Damian Y.

    17 10 2017 12:28

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    If you're interested in AI then go and see the new Blade Runner movie 2049.
    The movie is all about AI and it's a brilliant sequel to the original.

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    Sean .

    17 10 2017 05:20

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    Renato - good point. The annual hacking conference in Las Vegas is basically machine vs machine. Fascinating to watch

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    Sean .

    17 10 2017 05:19

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    Having done a bit of cybesecurity it is shocking to see how underprepared companies are. CEOs think it is must an IT issue & wonder why Chinese competitors can copy their products...

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    Mandeep G.

    15 10 2017 04:16

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    Raoul, if you really want to explore the subject of AI and how it may shape the future of humanity, please try to interview Nick Bostrom at Oxford University. He is one of the leading thinkers in this space.

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    M D.

    13 10 2017 21:53

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    The interviewee could not express himself clearly. He did not demonstrate his expertise. Sharper questionning would have helped him.

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    Renato E.

    13 10 2017 14:37

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    Working in the cyber security area for more than 16 years. He is not an expert in cyber security, that's for sure.

    "In the future, they will use machines against machines". Already happening. Google "DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge" for more information.

    If you are looking for a real expert on cyber security, interview Mikko Hypponen or check out some of his TED talks.

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    Sergei B.

    13 10 2017 13:23

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    Early in the interview, Arthur mentioned that humans are able to create systems that are too complex for the humans to understand. Even though Arthur meant computer systems/networks, the same could be said about the human society, politics, economics, markets etc. that no single human likely understands (Aristotle arguably was the last person who knew everything there was to know). Yet, the humans have developed strategies to copy with the complexity. Presumably the complexity posed by the rise of the AI is qualitatively different and fundamentally incomprehensible to humans. I might have missed it in the interview but I would love to know what exactly is it that makes it so .. I guess Arthur might say that if we could describe it, then we could understand it .. circular and scary like the Japanese horror movies :)

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    Andrew F.

    13 10 2017 10:38

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    We rushing a head for $$$'s and our own destruction. Can you see AI's challenging each other in a nuclear war and no humans to control this... It maybe an open book but it may remove us of it.

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    Ben R.

    13 10 2017 01:44

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    What all these AI people assume is that machines can gain sentience. It may be unfashionable to be spiritual nowadays but it's possible they will never be more than 1's and 0's. Very smart ones though

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    Dave C.

    12 10 2017 23:36

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    Great subject to cover further - but not with this guy. My bullshit detector was twitching early on in the interview, but on the 3 strikes and out theory tripped out with the following exchange

    AK In 2020, there will be 44 zettabytes of information circling around the internet. Right? It's an immense number. And the next one--
    RP: How many zeroes is a zettabyte.
    AK: It's like-- I don't know.

    Keep up the good work.

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    Rui L.

    12 10 2017 20:43

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    not even a mention on GDPR ?

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    The-First-James M.

    12 10 2017 14:49

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    To paraphrase Raoul, I found this both interesting and scary. One thing is for certain. It will take a crisis to make us respect the power and danger of this technology.

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    Luís V.

    12 10 2017 13:57

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    Regarding transhumanism and human enhancing there is already a bunch of work done in the field of Philosophy (even moral enhancement!). So bring those issues here. To critically think about them. And then try to make trades on it. Kudos Raoul.

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    daniel j.

    12 10 2017 09:47

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    Raoul, you are great as allways, but let me tell you one thing. That guy not usefull, not one thing usefull he mentioned (meaning new).

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    Derek D.

    12 10 2017 05:57

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    This is quite naive and didn't learn anything from this. I would be interested to understanding the investments, key players, and opportunities in AI/ML. Overall, didn't find this video useful.

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    Robert A.

    11 10 2017 23:37

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    Kudos to Curator Milton. I’ll open a new file—Science Fiction/Non Fiction. I think Sun Tzu’s Art of War interated “information is power” many years ago and it seems as true today as it was then. I’ve watched almost every RV segement and am continually impressed with the breadth of information we are being given. I’m sure there is a lot of thought by Milton as to what curation is apropos for the RV audience. Many of the RV segments, IMO are esoteric and may not appeal to everyone, but I for one feel that most have been worth my time to watch even if they don’t hold my attention or resonate with me as much as some of the others that are more in my interest wheelhouse.

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    Liu Y.

    11 10 2017 23:03

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    As a software developer with 20+ years experiences, I can see the guy who called "cybersecurity futurist" have no clue about how a hacker hacks a computer, he don't know the basic network concept, don't know coding and don't know hacking.
    There are many ways to hack a computer without exposure hacker themselves(read "routing tcp/ip vol 1 & 2", you will have basic knowledge about network and security).
    The ones which can be traced to their location are the really amateur. So how the "expert" knows the number of government sponsored hackers in the country and don't know their method.
    The "expert" is so rubbish, I couldn't finish the video.

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    11 10 2017 22:39

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    Great interview, would like to know who are the big players for this trillion dollar industry

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    Terry J.

    11 10 2017 18:31

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    Totally fascinating and terrifying! I sincerely hope machines do not inherit the Earth, but then I remember what a horrible bloody mess man in his greed has made of it in the last century with all our wars, and realise it could not get any worse if AI were the masters! I suppose the problem is that the greedy elite who sponsored the bloodshed of two world wars as well as the modern fight against terrorism will also try and control the new transhuman machine era should it evolve, so probaly little will realy change for the ordinary Earth inhabitant! Still hopefully in the meantime, we can as Raoul suggests exploit the investment opportunities!

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    Iain H.

    11 10 2017 18:25

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    If millions of people lose their jobs to robotics, who will be the customers? If governments tax robots to pay for those who loose their jobs that has to slow the rate of change?Is it possible that AI robots could decide that humans are the hindrance to further progress and liquid us all? If that is possible, why or rather should we going down this path? If robots are making everything do we need borders? Who cares who comes to live in my country, the robots are doing everything?

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    Bill B.

    11 10 2017 18:21

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    Nice beginning. We need more on this topic. I have been telling you this since the beginning of RV. How about getting Arthur to pick an AI expert to be interviewed.

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    Igor O.

    11 10 2017 16:24

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    Voting for seeing more on this subject.
    It's so easy to fall behind on latest developments if you not paying attention.

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    Sid v.

    11 10 2017 15:10

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    I don't know how to use this interview to make money? Interesting, but not precise enough for me.

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    Tim B.

    11 10 2017 15:03

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    Important topic, underwhelming interviewee.

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    Francis W.

    11 10 2017 14:24

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    My reaction is that this was a wasted opportunity to discuss several aspects in any depth. Cyberwar and the rise of the robots will be key factors in defining our future. It would be worthwhile to explore each in greater depth.

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    Cameron L.

    11 10 2017 13:09

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    Refreshing Interview, I'd love to see more fourth industrial revolution topics picked to pieces. I think so many people are completely and utterly underestimating what is just around the corner. Most people I speak to imagine comparing classic computers to quantum computers as going from a Toyota Prius to a F1 car. The truth is closer to a step change from the horse and cart to the Millennium Falcon! If that's hard to comprehend, watch the two links below.

    Moores law will be thrown out the window very soon. The average human brain calculates at around +/- 50 petaflops a second (500,000 trillion). Ray Kurzweil was predicting in 1999 that computers would outperform humans around 2040. Well is actually happened this yr. Futurists are saying man will have to merge with machine just to be able to keep up with the rate of technological change, otherwise AI could see non augmented humans as inferior fodder. I'm in the Elon Musk Camp. But before we get to that point as other Realvision Guests have brought up, there will be a lot of positives on the way, China testing basic Quantum computers to synchronize all the traffic lights in real time in some of its new mega cities. As soon as the medical industry can start buying Quantum computers cancer will be gone, in a few yrs time secret clinics will open up in japan letting the rich to spend 6 weeks in intensive anti aging programs, reversing telemere shorting, coming back 20-30 yrs younger as Patrick cox mentioned. In the meantime we all sit and watch to see if the United States and China can avoid the Thucydidean Trap, with Beijing saying we'll back NK if the US strikes first, that 5th case to resolve itself peacefully as Graham Alison mentions that we're all hoping for is not looking promising

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    Gerrit B.

    11 10 2017 13:02

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    Interesting topic. It raises the question about who we are as human beings. I'd object to a merely physicalist-informational conception of life. It's helpful to distinguish between intelligence and consciousness. I don't see machines developing consciousness (having a will and purpose of their own). Still for a lot of jobs only intelligence is required, so the impact of AI + big data is not to be underestimated. I guess morality will need to be programmed to deal with ethical dilemmas that until now where only theoretical. E.g. what is a self-driving car going to do when an accident is unavoidable and someone is going to be hurt?

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    ida i.

    11 10 2017 11:31

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    I'm wondering who put thumbs down!!! this piece makes you reflect, in the world where all the media tries to prevent us from thinking.... really excellent thank you so much

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    Jason V.

    11 10 2017 11:30

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    Absolutely fascinating. Completely terrifying. Potentially massive investment opportunity. That was quite an interview, Raoul!

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    jurgen S.

    11 10 2017 11:07

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    Mankind evolving to a world of machines and robots. Thats hard to get your head around!! An excellent thought piece.

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    ida i.

    11 10 2017 10:59

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    I just canceled myself from Facebook really