An AI Powered Social Hub to Protect against Cyberthreats
The CloudConstable.com team proposes to implement an AI-augmented cloud-deployed subscription service to help protect privacy and increase security in cyberspace, especially for children and seniors.
CloudConstable is building a consumer solution to provide multimode and comprehensive cyber-protection to families and vulnerable individuals. This solution will require robust security including identity and access control with very fine-grained and configurable levels of protection as appropriate to the differing risk profile of different subscribers.
CloudConstable is competing in the IBM Watson AI XPRIZE competition. The IBM Watson AI XPRIZE is a $5 million competition, challenging teams globally to develop and demonstrate how humans can collaborate with powerful AI technologies to tackle the world’s grand challenges.
Read more about the competition at http://ai.xprize.org/.
The Grand Challenge
There are many significant threats to both personal and financial well-being posed by modern life in cyberspace. These threats can be particularly pernicious for youngsters and oldsters. Sadly, both groups also typically have limited personal experience to prepare them for handling them, and at the same time are likely disinclined to seek help from others. For these reasons, these same groups are increasingly targeted by a rogue’s gallery of cyberbullies, cybercriminals and other wrongdoers.
NUMBER OF FRAUD VICTIMS AGE 50+ AS REPORTED BY THE FBI IN 2014
MANY SENIORS WHO ARE VICTIMS OF FRAUD DO NOT REPORT THE INCIDENT
TOTAL LOSSES BY THE VICTIMS OF THOSE REPORTED FRAUD CASES IN 2014
GLOBAL LOSSES MUCH HIGHER
ESTIMATED NUMBER OF SEXUAL PREDATORS ONLINE AT ANY MOMENT
victims of sextortion were age 17 or younger
Involved the use of a cell phone or computer
perpetrator lied or gave a false impression about who they were
Were pressured, tricked, threatened or forced into it (Of those who provided compromising images)
Source: Online Sextortion Survey
Proposed Solution and Impact
It is CloudContable’s sincere hope that the proposed solution will have a significant positive impact on society by making it safer to communicate via online technology while significantly reducing the real monetary rewards for perpetrating cyber-fraud and empowering law enforcement to more effectively prevent cybercrimes and identify perpetrators who might otherwise escape detection.
Hopefully the solution will even motivate people to find less harmful and, ideally, even more beneficial ways to spend their time due to the increased risk of detection and reduced potential for illicit gain!
Regardless of whether our team wins the IBM Watson AI XPRIZE competition it is imperative that some form of personal, protective AI service is available soon, before the theoretical threat of the use of similar AI technologies by fraudsters and other cybercriminals becomes a reality.
Please come back often and watch this space for more exciting news and content.
We are proud to announce that we are one of the 146 teams from 22 countries selected to advance into the first round of the $5 million IBM Watson AI XPRIZE competition. We're one of about 20 teams from Canada and the only competing team from the Greater Toronto Area!...