AI quickly cooks malware that AV software can't spot | CIO | Scoop.it

Experiment used Elon Musk's OpenAI framework - no wonder he's so down on AI. 

In a keynote demonstration at the DEF CON hacking convention Hyrum Anderson, technical director of data science at security shop Endgame, showed off research that his company had done in adapting Elon Musk’s OpenAI framework to the task of creating malware that security engines can’t spot.

The malware-tweaking machine-learning software was trained over 15 hours and 100,000 iterations, and then lobbed some samples at an antivirus classifier. The attacking code was able to get 16 per cent of its customized samples past the security system’s defenses, we're told.