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Future predictable

Future predictable

It’s December, and you know what that means, kids? That’s right, it’s time to rev up the prediction engines as we sail into 2024.

As a turn of phrase that’s a pretty accurate description for this topic, in an industry where we find ourselves actually using predictive analytics. Last year the “Cloud” was the buzzword that couldn’t be escaped from in any meaningful discussion on security trends. This year saw the rise of ChatGPT and other artificial intelligence (AI) programs into the zeitgeist.

That technology is developing at an alarming rate of speed, so I think it’s a safe prediction to put 2023 in the books as the year of AI. Although I suspect that 2024 will also be the year of AI, and so on until we fixate on another shiny new toy or until our robot overlords cancel end-of-year listicles. Interface Systems is predicting that human input is going to be more important than ever before in AI development, especially where “security-related” decisions are concerned. I guess we’ll have to see how prescient that thinking really is.

I’m going to make my own prediction right now, that 2024 will be the year of AI legislation. We’re seeing the bones of it right now, but 2024 will bear fruit with regards to limitations placed on the development of AI, and how that shapes things going forward is going to have a monumental effect on every industry, not just security.

I’ll try to squeeze out a few more predictions of my own before the year is over. In fact, I’d say that makes for an ideal topic for our upcoming poll. I’ll be outsourcing my Nostradamus-like clairvoyance to you, dear readers.

I’m out on vacation next week, but I’ll be back in the saddle in time to share a Christmas blog with everyone.

Depending on the news cycle however, it might be Festivus for the rest of us.


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