A team of hackers has changed the future of computing forever
In a large ballroom inside the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas earlier this month, the next leap forward in the digital revolution took place in front of a crowd of hundreds of hackers in town for theDef Con security conference.
There wasn’t a charismatic CEO on stage who would demonstrate a revolutionary new smartphone, nor was there an engineer showing off computer hardware that would be standard for years to come.
Instead, on stage in front of the audience in Las Vegas were no humans at all. There were just seven supercomputers, demonstrating for the first time that the security of networks, computers, and the very Internet itself, could potentially be saved by fully-autonomous systems, independent of any human control.