CITRIS director weighs in on benefits and risks of AI in business

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In its latest quarterly publication, Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) explores the power of deploying autonomous systems in a variety of business contexts — while also explaining the risks to security and privacy involved in their use.

CITRIS Director Costas Spanos, the Andrew S. Grove Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at UC Berkeley, describes the increasing adoption of autonomous systems in industry as an arms race: “The entities that threaten our privacy are becoming much more sophisticated, and so to defend against them, you need to become more and more sophisticated.”

He encourages businesses to consider localized collection to protect data.