securing the smart home. SafeThings, the newest Avira security product, uses AI to determine the normal behavior and data usage patterns for each smart device in the home. This helps Avira to uncover anomalies signaling that the device is at risk of being hacked or being enslaved into a botnet gang. For the end user, SafeThings’s AI goes to work automatically, providing hands’ free security.
AI and machine learning are complex, fast-evolving technologies. Their use varies immensely by company and function. Intel’s beach patroller calls for the AI to be fully incorporated into the device. Some companies have AI powering chatbots and activity analysis within an app. Others, such as Microsoft’s Seeing AI or the Avira SafeThings, have their AI components remotely locked away in the cloud. The debate over the use and misuse of AI is also not going to go away. But while weaponized AI is a future threat, the everyday helpful application of AI is already here. And more is on the way. Stay tuned for more details.