Friday Rant – Rise of the Rogue-Bots?
Robots on the rampage?
The question chimes with the ongoing tabloid obsession with Terminators, malignant AIs, and job-stealing robots; it seems designed to stoke public fears about the rise of machine automation, a process that has been ongoing since the Eighteenth Century. And it comes – inevitably – from an enterprise cybersecurity provider with something to sell, Trend Micro.
The company has produced a detailed, 45-page report, Rogue Automation: Vulnerable and Malicious Code in Industrial Programming which at least grounds the issue in something prosaic and machine readable.