In the year 2024, we’re looking at a future that was imagined in the past – a past that consisted of science fiction novels. For example, Octavia Butler’s book “Parable of the Sower” predicted a world much like the one we’re living in now – dealing with rising sea levels, increased privatization, militarized forces, and a questionable President.
But the year 2024 will also be the year when we see a surge in AI and data analytics. This means that the debate around the ethics of artificial intelligence and its effect on human jobs will continue to be a focus. There’s also a growing concern about the use of AI in cybersecurity – with threats posed by security vulnerabilities in large language models, privacy and copyright issues, risks from immature AI providers, and the quality and accuracy of the output.
Businesses in the coming year will realize the need for standardized policies when it comes to AI. This “Great AI Reckoning” will force companies to reconcile their approaches and tools, and those who built a coordinated strategy from the start will have a major advantage.
AI and cybersecurity will become intertwined, with AI helping to predict potential threats and vulnerabilities, allowing companies to focus on prevention rather than just recovery. But there’s also the concern of phishing attacks making a comeback, and it’s vital that employees are trained as the first line of defense.
Overall, 2024 is shaping up to be an AI and cybersecurity-driven year, and it’s essential for businesses to adapt and prepare for this new reality.