MWAIS 2024 Proceedings


The exponential expansion of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in cybersecurity has gained significant attention, especially in information warfare, leading to substantial apprehensions about national security. Although AI was previously considered insignificant, its rapid advancement has completely changed this viewpoint. This study explores the changing terrain of AI in the field of cybersecurity, with a focus on its potential advantages in detecting and reducing cyber risks. However, it also acknowledges the difficulties posed by computational complexity and potential biases in the data used for training AI systems. Moreover, the paper examines the European Union's (EU) strategic approach to AI, explicitly analyzing its emphasis on standards instead of market power. The research examines EU policy texts to reveal the EU's efforts to position itself as a Normative Power in Europe. It also highlights the EU's pursuit of market dominance by enacting appropriate legislation and making strategic investments, as seen in the EU's AI Act. This legislative framework aims to guarantee the safety, adherence to ethical norms, and safeguarding of fundamental rights in AI systems. Furthermore, the study assesses using AI in cybersecurity, specifically in improving intrusion detection systems (IDS). Using AI algorithms and machine learning models, IDS can accurately identify odd activities and probable security breaches, thus enhancing cybersecurity defenses. Nevertheless, the study emphasizes the ethical and privacy concerns of AI-based IDS, stressing the necessity for solid data governance structures to guarantee responsible and secure deployment. The study offers valuable insights into the complex connection between AI, cybersecurity, and global power dynamics. It gives implications for policy-making and strategic decision-making in a world increasingly influenced by AI.