White House launches AI-based contest to secure government systems from hacks

The White House launched a multimillion-dollar cyber contest to spur use of AI to find and fix security flaws in U.S. government infrastructure, in the face of growing use of the technology by hackers for malicious purposes.

  • Alphabet’s Google, Anthropic, Microsoft, and OpenAI – the U.S. technology firms at the forefront of the AI revolution – will make their systems available for the challenge.
  • Whoever wins the contest will have their code swiftly implemented, along with a $20 million prize pool.

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