ENISA defines AI number one concern for European cybersecurity

The EU Agency For Network and Information Security (ENISA) released a report on priorities of research and development in cybersecurity for Europe to become a global leader in the field by 2025.  Besides providing recommendations on potential research directions, the agency highlights four main ICT-related ‘existential threats’ for Europe. The report focuses on the growing number of AI applications and risks the technology is bringing: safety of autonomous vehicles, image and video manipulation, advanced surveillance, dual-use of AI, and unsupervised development of the technology. Other threats include quantum technology, threats in supply chains, cybercrime, and privacy violations.