AI shouldn’t be implemented for the sake of it. But, when should it be applied? Patel thinks that if there is a human expert who can do a certain task, but it takes them a long time to achieve it, AI can help. “Humans are very good at recognising patterns and software is really good at following rules,” explains Patel. “You can teach a machine to behave like a human, and the more data it has, the better it gets at its job.”
Organisations want to embark on a cognitive journey and sometimes, they don’t care if AI fits into a particular use case. This is absolutely the wrong approach. To implement AI in cyber security (in anything), there has to be a use case and there has to be a strong data set, for supervised algorithms especially.