The AI that can help you spot bot attacks
By: Paul Kennedy The machine learning algorithms used in data mining have improved in recent years, but one thing that hasn’t improved is the accuracy of their predictions.
This month, researchers published a paper detailing how an algorithm developed at IBM’s Watson Research Labs could be used to identify the source of bot activity in large databases.
The technique was named the “Gain Information on Bot Activity” algorithm, after the famous AI researcher David Allen Watson.
Watson researchers originally used the algorithm in a study that sought to predict which keywords on a Google search would lead to an attack.
Watson’s algorithm was able to identify a large amount of malicious content on the search engine that they believe could be attributed to bot accounts.
However, they eventually decided to focus on other bot accounts that could potentially be used in an attack that targeted specific keywords.
For example, they believed they could identify a bot account that was behind a recent wave of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks that caused large websites to slow down.
The researchers found that a large number of these DDoS attacks targeted certain keywords in a particular order.
By finding these keywords in the order that were most likely to be searched for by the bot, they could then determine whether it was actually the bot or not.
In a paper published in January 2017, the researchers explained how they used the algorithms they had developed to identify this order of bot content.
For each of these domains, the algorithm found a set of “keywords that were commonly searched” in that domain.
These keywords were then used to determine whether the bot was the source, or if the bot had simply moved to another domain and re-used the same keywords.
They found that the algorithm could correctly identify approximately 30 percent of these bot accounts in a given domain, or around 4,500 bot accounts across all of Google’s search results.
The problem was that they couldn’t identify the bot account’s identity, or the bot itself.
For this reason, Watson researchers used a machine learning algorithm called “sigmoid regression” to try to identify which keywords had the highest chance of being associated with a bot attack.
This was the approach that had been used to find the bot accounts responsible for the attacks against Google in 2017.
To make this work, Watson needed to perform some advanced mathematics on the data and its patterns, and then use a variety of algorithms to classify the data into groups based on the results of their analysis.
One of the techniques used in this research was the Sigmoid Regression algorithm, which is based on a mathematical model that attempts to predict the probability of a specific pattern of values appearing in a large set of data.
The algorithm takes into account several factors, including how the data is organized and how the values appear in the data.
For instance, when the data sets have many different types of data, the probability for each of the data points to appear in one of the groups increases with the number of groups.
Similarly, the number and frequency of the values appearing increases with each group.
However in the case of bot accounts, the data in a set is more likely to appear together, and so the probability that one of those values will appear in a group is higher than that of another group.
In this way, the Sigma algorithm is able to predict how likely a particular value will appear as a value in a specific group.
The key takeaway here is that the Siga algorithm works better when the bot activity is more evenly distributed throughout the data, and when the number is less than 1 percent of the total.
Watson also used a number of different algorithms to identify bot accounts based on how they were organized.
For the analysis that was conducted in 2017, Watson analyzed the text of over 10,000 words that were stored in Google Search’s API.
In order to do this, Watson used a text search engine to query the API for these words, and analyzed them using different algorithms.
The first algorithm they used was called “Gemma,” which uses a deep neural network to learn a model of how words in text are grouped into groups.
This model then predicts how the text will be organized in a text corpus.
Another method they used to make their predictions was called the “Reverse Recursive Recursive Model,” which is a form of a recurrent neural network that can be used for classification, to determine how likely different types are to appear as distinct groups of values.
The last algorithm that was used was known as “Larsen,” which attempts to detect how often different types appeared in different text areas.
These three algorithms are what Watson used to predict whether a particular bot account was the culprit behind the recent DDoS attack against Google.
The most important takeaway here for the researchers was that, while the number one strategy for detecting bots in large-scale data mining is to identify specific keywords, the second and third strategies that they used are a lot more general and general enough to work with large data sets.