NIST Teams Up with IBM’s Watson to Rate How Dangerous Computer Bugs Are

NextGov: The government’s cyber standards agency wants to start using artificial intelligence to gauge just how dangerous publicly reported computer bugs are, a top official said Friday.

The AI system, which will replace the work of numerous human analysts, should be assigning risk scores to most publicly reported computer bugs by October 2019, Matthew Scholl, chief of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s computer security division, said.

Right now, human analysts at NIST work laboriously through thousands of computer vulnerabilities each week and assign each one a severity score.

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