Will Your Data Be Secure in the Era of AI?

Artificial Intelligence is a Powerful Tool and We Need to Understand Its Implications for Data Security and Privacy, says Meta AI Research Mathematician

Philadelphia, PA, July 12, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In an era of artificial intelligence, a Meta AI Research mathematician delves into how AI impacts our society, and its potential to defeat even the newest encryption techniques for safeguarding data.

“How can you expect your data to be kept secure and private in an AI-driven future?” said Dr. Kristin Lauter, West Coast Director of Research Science at Meta AI Research, who will be presenting a free and livestreamed public lecture as part of the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Annual Meeting tomorrow, July 13. “AI may improve our lives, but without adequate safeguards, AI may also jeopardize the security of our private data,” she added.

Research in cryptography, the science of securing information, has to stay ahead of emerging threats and attacks in order to protect everyone's privacy. In her upcoming presentation entitled Artificial Intelligence & Cryptography: Privacy and Security in the AI era, Dr. Lauter will share how cryptosystems may be vulnerable, especially as the power of machine learning and AI models grows. She will specifically discuss how transformers, a widely used AI architecture, can be used to attack lattice-based cryptography, one of the most promising new types of cryptography. The work of Dr. Lauter and her team at Meta AI launches a new line of inquiry by exploring potential AI-related weaknesses of cryptosystems; by uncovering these potential weaknesses now, the research community is in a better position to develop more robust ways to safeguard information in the future.

The presentation is free for the public and media to attend. Please email Becky Kerner if you plan to attend and would like to interview Dr. Lauter following the talk. You must email SIAM in advance in order to attend in-person; press credentials will be required for media.

The lecture will also be livestreamed and posted to SIAM’s YouTube afterwards. Register here to watch the presentation live online.

Artificial Intelligence & Cryptography: Privacy and Security in the AI era 
Featuring: Kristin Lauter, Meta AI Research 
Wednesday, July 13, 6:15 – 7:15 p.m. EST 
Spirit of Pittsburgh A 
David L. Lawrence Convention Center 
1000 Fort Duquesne Boulevard 
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

About SIAM
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is an international society of more than 14,500 individual, academic, and corporate members from more than 100 countries. SIAM helps build cooperation between mathematics and the worlds of science and technology to solve real-world problems through publications, conferences, and communities like chapters, sections and activity groups. Learn more at siam.org.


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