Seven supercomputers competed in a contest to find software vulnerabilities
DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge held its final round on Thursday.
Giant refrigerator-sized supercomputers battled each other on Thursday in a virtual contest to show that machines can find software vulnerabilities.
It represents a technological achievement in vulnerability detection, at a time when it can take human researchers on an average a year to find software flaws.
Thursday s contest, called the Cyber Grand Challenge, was a step in that direction.
All the machines were brought together to compete in Las Vegas at DEF CON, a cybersecurity event where human hackers have annually played the Capture the Flag game for years.