Research team investigating how memes could be used to outsmart bots that crawl the Internet

Memes aren’t just for laughs—they could be used as tools to keep sensitive data safe, according to a team of researchers from the University of Delaware Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Professor Chase Cotton and doctoral student Ishaani Priyadarshini are exploring this idea. They are describing their work at the Future Technologies Conference (FTC) 2019 and recently discussed their research with the public media organization WHYY.  Listen to their interview below.