The Luminaries and Their Visions
Dr. Gary McGraw, a pioneer in software security, emphasized the novel risks AI presents, particularly in machine learning, where the data itself transforms into a dynamic entity. He highlighted the paradigm shift in security threats – from traditional concerns to those unique to the AI field, such as recursive pollution and black box opacity, where large language models (LLMs) often behave unpredictably.
Neil Serebryany of Calypso AI brought to the table an innovative system designed to secure interactions with AI and ML systems, ensuring sensitive data protection. He pointed out that the advent of transformer architectures and LLMs like ChatGPT has significantly changed the risk landscape, necessitating new security frameworks and standards.
Siebe De Roovere, adding the regulatory perspective, pointed out the urgent need for legal frameworks like the AI Act in the EU, which mirrors the principles of the GDPR, advocating for security by design and proactive threat modeling as critical practices.