By Rob Enderle
Deep learning is redefining artificial intelligence (AI) and turning it from what appeared to be a lot of over-promise and under-delivery into a powerful engine for the future. This is because deep learning focuses on the “intelligent” part of artificial intelligence and creates a system that can autonomously learn how to do its task better. It does this by looking at the entire data set and then using inference engines to apply that learning as required. For malware, this is a combination of a blessing and a curse because, like quantum encryption engines, deep learning can be used for either good or bad, and the only real defense against an attack engine that uses this technology is currently a defense that uses it as well.