Probably the best way to describe Chris is “cerebral.” He thinks through the concept of artificial intelligence and how it is applied to the federal information technology arena.
During the interview Chris puts himself in the role of a federal IT person who is deluged with information. Can Artificial Intelligence be the answer? It might not be.
One fascinating part of the interview was when Chris Milroy looks at how artificial systems are played against each other. These are called adversarial networks. When a human tries to be faster than a computer network he/she will lose. However, when one computer system is challenged with another at the same speed, you can see amazing results.
Chris gives an articulate and thought-provoking explanation of the mysterious phrase “neural network.” Additionally, he touches on advances in hardware that can enable federal use of artificial networks. He touches on the ability of a Graphics Processing Unit to handle data sets at an incredible speed.
It is always fascinating to see how technology people always pursue the latest shiny thing Over the past twelve years we have seen many. . We have all been deluged with the cloud, big data, and blockchain.
The phrase of the day seems to be artificial intelligence (AI). Dr. Ramzan observes that AI is designed for legitimate data sets. If you assume that the data is valid, you may be able to make valid conclusions, however, if you have artificial intelligence or just guess it will not hold up.
This has important ramifications for cybersecurity. He refers to an article “Why AI is important for cybersecurity.