An AI controlled router could change DNS, close ports, or dump cache on the fly. It could help identify threats based on real-time security algorithm updates from a world wide threat matrix. At any time capacity is being reached even for a millisecond, it could reach out for help and direction using a hive mind technology. Possibly even autonomously spinning up virtual routers to deal with a threat by dumping traffic like an offramp or to provide additional bandwidth as needed.
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