DARPA to Oversee $20 Million AI Challenge to Find Flaws in US Government Infrastructure
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The White House launched a multimillion-dollar cyber contest to spur use of artificial intelligence (AI) to find and fix security flaws in US government infrastructure in the face of the growing use of the technology by hackers for malicious purposes.
The two-year contest includes around $20 million in rewards and will be led by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the US government body in charge of creating technologies for national security, the White House said.
As part of the contest, Alphabet's Google, Anthropic, Microsoft, and OpenAI, the US technology firms at the forefront of the AI revolution, will make their systems available for the challenge,
The Open Source Security Foundation (OpenSSF), a US group of experts trying to improve open source software security, will be in charge of ensuring the "winning software code …