The Rise of the Weaponized AI Propaganda Machine

Berit Anderson
Feb 12, 2017 · 20 min read

There’s a new automated propaganda machine driving global politics. How it works and what it will mean for the future of democracy.

Illustration: Cody Fitzgerald

Part 1: Big Data Surveillance Meets Computational Psychology

Image Credit: Michal Kosinski, David Stillwell, and Thore Graepel

Part 2: Automated Engagement Scripts that Prey on Your Emotions

Image Credit: Cambridge Analytica
Image Credit: Cambridge Analytica
Image Credit: Ali Zifan/Wikimedia Commons

Part 3: A Propaganda Network to Accelerate Ideas in Minutes

Image Credit: Jonathan Albright

Part 4: A Bot Gestapo to Police Public Debate

The Future of the Weaponized AI Propaganda Machine

Scout.ai is currently scenario planning the future of weaponized AI propaganda with our community of scientists, authors, and technologists. Here are some implications that preview that conversation. If you’d like to learn more or get involved, head to Scout.ai.

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