Alphabet subsidiary introduces Secure AI Framework to help secure AI technology
Alphabet’s subsidiary, Gradient Ventures, has announced the introduction of the Secure AI Framework (SAIF) to help secure Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology. The SAIF serves as a collection of best practices and a handbook for developers to follow when building secure AI systems.
What is SAIF?
SAIF is a framework that offers a set of guidelines and best practices for developers to follow when building secure AI systems. SAIF was created by a team of computer security experts from Google, Microsoft, Uber, and other tech firms. It is designed to help development teams make informed decisions about security and ensure that AI stays safe.
Why SAIF is important
AI comes with various security risks, including cyberattacks and the inability to spot threats. The SAIF aims to address these risks. It provides a common language and vocabulary for developers to follow and use when discussing the security of AI technology. The framework offers best practices like threat modeling and control selection to ensure that AI remains safe and secure throughout the development process.
How SAIF works
The SAIF starts by outlining six key principles for secure AI development:
- Be transparent about the AI system and its security risks
- Make sure the AI system is secure and trustworthy
- Ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data used by the AI system
- Keep the AI system up to date and monitor its activities
- Ensure the AI system can be audited and traced if needed
- Be prepared for incidents and have a response plan in place
Each principle is then further broken down into a set of guidelines that developers can use to ensure that their AI system complies with the security requirements outlined in the framework.
The significance of SAIF
The SAIF marks an important first step in securing AI technology. By offering a set of guidelines and best practices, the framework helps to ensure that AI systems are secure, trustworthy, and transparent. As AI systems become more prevalent in our daily lives, it is important to ensure that these systems are developed in a way that safeguards both our data and our physical security. The SAIF is a valuable resource for anyone looking to build secure AI systems and establish standards for secure AI development.Original Article: https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/google-framework-secure-generative/