Pittsburgh cybersecurity bot creating Mayhem in D.C.
Museums are often catalogues of the past.
But a new exhibit at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History will showcase the possible future of cyber security.
Mayhem, a cyber security bot that uses artificial intelligence to detect and defend against attacks, was put on display Tuesday on the first floor of the Washington museum's innovation wing. Mayhem was built and designed by Pittsburgh-based ForAllSecure.
"It's an amazing piece of technology by itself," said Arthur Daemmrich, director of the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation , a think tank inside and geared toward innovation. Mayhem represents not only an innovative approach to cyber security, he said, but it's also a symbol of the advancements in artificial intelligence.Mayhem won the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's first-ever Cyber Grand Challenge in August.
It's popping up all over the place.
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A Georgia driver hit more than a bump in the road while driving.
Elysia Morris said she was driving her red BMW through a construction zone when a truck was driving toward her without stopping.
She said she veered to the left to avoid a possible collision when her car got stuck in fresh, wet concrete.
"[The truck is] still driving towards me, still honking the horn, so I bear over to the left and my car ends up submerged in fresh, wet concrete," Morris said.
Morris was rescued safely, but her car was lodged deep into the mixture.
She said the construction company told her the concrete would cure in an hour and the tow truck that responded asked her to sign a waiver saying the county wasn't responsible for any damages before they would tow it.
She refused to sign, and they left the concrete to dry around her car, cementing it into the street.
Construction workers eventually used a jack hammer to remove the block of concrete and the car and loaded it onto a flatbed truck.
Condolences are pouring in from all over ... for a girl they never knew. But her story speaks to all of them.