Exploitation of Humans by AI Assistants | A Conversation with Matthew Canham and Ben Sawyer | Las Vegas Black Hat 2023 Event Coverage | Redefining Society Podcast With Sean Martin and Marco Ciappelli
Manage episode 373265509 series 3463211
Matthew Canham, CEO, Beyond Layer Seven, LLC
On Linkedin | https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthew-c-971855100/
Website | https://drmatthewcanham.com/
Ben Sawyer, Professor, University of Central Florida [@UCF]
On Linkedin | https://www.linkedin.com/in/bendsawyer/
On Twitter | https://twitter.com/bendsawyer
Website | https://www.bendsawyer.com/
Marco Ciappelli, Co-Founder at ITSPmagazine [@ITSPmagazine] and Host of Redefining Society Podcast and Audio Signals Podcast
This Episode’s Sponsors
Island.io | https://itspm.ag/island-io-6b5ffd
Welcome to a fascinating new episode where we delve deep into the confluence of cybersecurity, psychology, and philosophy in the realm of artificial intelligence. In anticipation of their insightful presentation at Black Hat Las Vegas 2023, our hosts Marco and Sean had an engaging conversation with Ben and Matthew, shedding light on the astonishingly rapid developments of AI and the accompanying cybersecurity implications.
Within the last few months, the GPT-4 and ChatGPT language models have captivated the world. There is a growing perception that the line between AI and sentience is becoming increasingly blurred, nudging us into uncharted territories. However, one must question if this is genuinely the case, or merely what we want or are predisposed to perceive.
Ben and Matthew's research outlines the fundamental "cognitive levers" available to manipulate human users, a threat vector that is more nuanced and insidious than we ever imagined.
In their upcoming Black Hat talk, they aim to reveal how AI can exploit our cognitive biases and vulnerabilities, reshaping our perceptions and potentially causing harm. From social engineering to perceptual limitations, our digital realities are at a risk we have never seen before.
Listen in as Marco and Sean explore a captivating debate around the nature of reality in the context of our interaction with AI. What we think is real, may not be real after all. How does that affect us as we continue to interact with increasingly sophisticated AI? In a world that often feels like a simulation, are we falling prey to AI's exploitation of our human cognitive operating rules?
Marco and Sean also introduce us to the masterminds behind this groundbreaking research, Ben Sawyer, with his background in Applied Experimental Psychology and Industrial Engineering, and Matthew Canham, whose work spans cognitive neuroscience and human interface design. Their combined expertise results in a comprehensive exploration of the intersection between humans and machines, particularly in the current digital age where AI's ability to emulate human-like interactions has advanced dramatically.
This thought-provoking episode is a must-listen for anyone interested in the philosophical, psychological, and cybersecurity implications of AI's evolution. The hosts challenge you to think about the consequences of human cognition manipulation by AI, encouraging you to contemplate this deep topic beyond the immediate conversation.
Don't miss out on this thrilling journey into the unexplored depths of human-AI interaction.
Subscribe to our podcast, share it with your network, and join us in pondering the questions this conversation raises. Be part of the ongoing dialogue around this pressing issue, and we invite you to stay tuned for further discussions in the future.
Stay tuned for all of our Black Hat USA 2023 coverage: https://www.itspmagazine.com/bhusa
Me and My Evil Digital Twin: The Psychology of Human Exploitation by AI Assistants: https://www.blackhat.com/us-23/briefings/schedule/index.html#me-and-my-evil-digital-twin-the-psychology-of-human-exploitation-by-ai-assistants-32661
For more Black Hat USA 2023 Event information, coverage, and podcast and video episodes, visit: https://www.itspmagazine.com/black-hat-usa-2023-cybersecurity-event-coverage-in-las-vegas
Are you interested in telling your story in connection with our Black Hat coverage? Book a briefing here:
Want to connect you brand to our Black Hat coverage and also tell your company story? Explore the sponsorship bundle here:
To see and hear more Redefining CyberSecurity content on ITSPmagazine, visit:
Are you interested in sponsoring an ITSPmagazine Channel?