Malware and Machine Learning – A Match Made in Hell

Technology shapes the world. The more successful a new technology becomes, the more reliant we will become of it. This has always happened and will happen in the future too. Widespread machine learning technologies are here and it’s exciting and scary at the same time. Our time will be remembered as a time when true revolution started in the world of artificial intelligence. Defenders have been using machine learning for years. How long will it take before attackers start using AI and machine learning in large scale? Can malware reprogram its own code to escape detection? Will phishing attacks be able to detect what works and adjust accordingly? Can attackers poison the learning data used by defenders? Are we about to enter a new era of self-aware malware? And most importantly, how are going to fight these attacks?

Speakers, Panelists and Moderators

    Chief Research Officer
    Senior Fellow, Artificial Intelligence & Equality Initiative (AIEI)
    Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs
    Anja Kaspersen is a senior fellow at Carnegie Council. She is the former director of the United Nations for Disarmament Affairs in Geneva and deputy secretary general of the Conference on Disarmament. Previously, she held the role as the head of strategic engagement and new technologies at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Prior to joining the ICRC she served as a senior director for geopolitics and international security and a member of the executive committee at the World Economic Forum. Kaspersen is a Norwegian diplomat, former businessperson and academic. A published author and public speaker, she is a strong believer in multilateralism and in the power of science and technology diplomacy to ensure responsible innovation and the ethical development and uses of intelligent systems. She is an alumni International Gender Champion, a member of the IEEE Council on Extended Intelligence, the chair of the IEEE Well-Being Initiative, and member of the Council of the International Military Council on Climate and Security.


05 May 2021


CEST, Geneva