China’s Ministry of National Security (MNS) stated in a public report that AI will pose a serious threat to national security.

–Data theft risk. Artificial intelligence requires massive amounts of data for learning and training, which may contain a large amount of sensitive information about users. If this information is abused or leaked, it may cause serious harm to personal privacy and national security.

–Cyber attack risk. Artificial intelligence can become an “accomplice” in undermining cybersecurity and management. With the assistance of AI, cyber attackers can easily launch targeted and covert attacks on specific targets anytime, anywhere, turning the Internet space into a “dark forest” where everyone is at risk.

–Economic security risk. To a certain extent, AI technology will become an “efficient substitute” for human work, thus impacting national economic security, social security and even political security; AI technology can also be used to carry out economic sabotage activities, for example, by manipulating propaganda to cause panic in the financial market.

–Risk of “data poisoning”. “Data poisoning” refers to the act of putting malicious data in AI training data and interfering with the normal operation of data analysis models. Poisoning” in the intelligent automobile system may lead to traffic accidents; “poisoning” in public opinion propaganda, some negative ideas can penetrate into the masses’ ideology more covertly.

–Military security risk. On the one hand, AI can be used in Lethal Autonomous Weapons (LAW) to hide the source of attackers and establish a confrontational advantage through autonomous identification of attack targets and remote automated operations; on the other hand, AI can connect networks, decision makers and operators to make military operations more targeted, clearer in their goals and wider in their scope of strikes.

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