Microsoft offers teams participating in DARPA’s AI Cyber Challenge access to its latest AI models

The AI models are available in Microsoft Azure

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Microsoft DARPA AI Challenge

With AI emerging as the ultimate tool for cyberattacks, the technological marvel is ironically finding increased applications in combatting the problem.

In a bid to develop advanced solutions that will protect critical infrastructure from AI-powered attacks, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is organizing the AI Cyber Challenge (AIxCC), and Microsoft has committed to offering its latest AI models in Microsoft Azure to all the participants.

William Chappell from Microsoft, in an official blog post, confirmed that the participants can leverage Azure’s AI capabilities to build their entire system from scratch or fine-tune it using the wide array of language models. Microsoft recently added Mistral Small to its portfolio of language models.

Besides, Microsoft will offer teams up to $150,000 worth of Azure credits, with access to Auzre and OpenAI, and Microsoft business products worth $200,000, including GitHub Enterprise.

The AI Cyber Challenge (AIxCC) organized by DARPA, spanning over two years, will witness experts and enthusiasts in AI and cybersecurity develop cutting-edge solutions to augment the existing security infrastructure and prevent critical and national infrastructure from being compromised.

Microsoft itself promotes the use of AI in combating cyberattacks and has introduced solutions like Spotlighting to minimize the success rate of attacks.

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