The Chairs of IFIP Technical Committee TC12 (Artificial Intelligence) and its new Working Group WG12.13 jointly presented last week at ICCIDS 2022, the Fifth International Conference on Computational Intelligence in Data Science, held in India. 

The keynote, entitled “What AI for Global Security?”, represented the first action of the new Working Group 12.13 (AI for Global Security). 

The presentation began with an overview by TC 12 Chair Eunika Mercier-Laurent of TC12’s structure and mission.

She explained the AI patrimony (techniques, tools and applications) offers a large spectrum of possibilities to address current complex problems, while the 3rd hype of AI focuses mainly on big data and machine learning algorithms. However, facing today’s challenges such as Global Security, Climate Change and the 17 UN Sustainable Development goals requires a smart combination of several techniques in hybrid systems. Collecting without updating and cleaning the exponentially growing data affects the environment. That is a reason to prefer smart and green systems that combine human and machine intelligences.

In the second part of the presentation, WG 12.13 Chair Dominique Verdejo painted the big picture of various system components of Global Security and fields that can be affected.

She explained that AI approaches and techniques have the potential to address these issues as shown in the table below:

An example of AI-based security architecture is shown below:

Since the new WG has set some ambitious objectives, it plans to collaborate widely and welcomes the contribution of experts from other TCs and WGs.