I recently ran into a European counter-terrorism expert who complained that it was getting very difficult to build a fake profile on Facebook. Every time his team tried to set up a fake profile, it was shut down in less than 24 hours. Here's why he ran into problems.
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Six years ago, I floated a business plan, for building a new type of company to building extremely valuable databases. Apparently, it was far more insightful than anticipated. What changed? AIs (more specifically, deep learning/ConvNet).
I figured out what I'm going to talk about at the Prime Minister's conference in Singapore next month: the automation of terrorism. Here's the outline of what I'm going to discuss (I already have most of the thinking on this topic already done and the trend is already in motion).
Mass killings in London, Portland, and Orlando over the last seven days (occurring at an increasing rate). We have categories for each type of attack:
- London: Homegrown Jihadi terrorist attack.
- Portland: Hate crime murders.
- Orlando: Lethal postal rage in the workplace.
If we examine each category by itself, it's hard to determine any underlying factors common to the attack of that type. Jihadi terrorism has lots of contributing factors.
Here's an indicator that Americans are suffering from deep psychological distress.
Americans are killing themselves in record numbers.
The method of choice? Overdose.
"I was only following corporate algorithms"
Testimony given at a future war crimes trial (riff on the Nuremberg defense)