Here are just 21 of the "theories" the Kremlin pushed out to muddy the waters over its attack on Sergei Skripal. We'd counted 37 at the time we published this graphic. #rigastratcom
If you want to get ahead... #RigaStratCom
Like, share, comment? Regulation for that? We shouldn’t forget also about moral psychology and specifically emotions. What is a trigger that push people to take a specific action? Those who know how to use it have a huge advantage. #RigaStratCom
@mranti discusses big data. Perhaps time for a quote to get Conference Bingo going this morning? ‘If you know your enemy and know yourself you need not fear the result of one hundred battles’. #RigaStratCom
#RigaStratCom in a nutshell.
Not only did @timhwang debunk our fear for #deepfake at #RigaStratCom, but also for the idea that authoritarian regimes are better positioned to take advantage of #AI. There is #AI in development that allow liberal democracies to perform on par, while taking privacy into account.
#rigastratcom @KeirGiles: Cyber and informaction weapons also rust, and if Russia hasn’t used deepfakes now, maybe it’s not going to use it as the moment of surprise is already gone? Beginning discussion on Russian disinformation confrontation 2.0
Weaponising information, social engineering and black market as areas that potentially might be used by adversaries to undermine values we believe. The presence of bots, trols & how they might be used against us to manipulate the content. #RigaStratCom.
Finally! Thanks to the generals panel I can tick my #rigastratcom bingo card for a Sun Tzu quote!
#RigaStratCom Mr Mark Laity: Russia doesn’t have cyber domain, they have information domain and having cyber as a tool. We should take this into account. @SHAPE_NATO
@IlvesToomas with the laptop is very on brand for E-stonia at #RigaStratCom.
He is giving one of the most in depth talks here, while *probably* consuming five long reads on countering disinfo and posting them on this platform.
#RigaStratCom dialogue is great organized. A lot of attendees but not crawded. Riga is a beautiful city with a vast river and a lot of excellent places. Great event. Congratulations to #RigaStratCom
The biggest threat to the integrity of communication is not technologically elaborate deep fakes but simple AI based social media algorithms and so-called cheapfakes, says @timhwang of Harvard/MIT speaking at #RigaStratCom panel discussing how to make AI accountable.
Another fascinating presentation on where the information warfare is moving. There are hundreds of providers like this, where you can buy fake followers and likes to manipulate S.M. algorithms. Many of them are based in #Russia.
Author @KeirGiles in Rīga moderating session on Russian Information Confrontation at #RigaStratCom today. Looking forward to reading the book! @IlvesToomas notes that 'my only regret is that I did not have this book 35 years ago'