Mass event will let hackers test limits of AI technology

May 12, 2023

Rumman Chowdhury, co-founder of Humane Intelligence, a nonprofit developing accountable AI systems, poses for a photograph at her home Monday, May 8, 2023, in Katy, Texas. Chowdhury is the lead coordinator of the mass hacking event planned for this summer's DEF CON hacker convention in Las Vegas. Some are official “red teams” authorized by the companies to “prompt attack” the AI models to discover their vulnerabilities. Building the platform for the testing is another startup called Scale AI, known for its work in assigning humans to help train AI models by labeling data. “Our basic view is that AI systems will need third-party assessments, both before deployment and after deployment.