Accrete, the company facilitating the Pentagon’s AI foray, also sells a tool that allows corporations to counter damaging rumors
READ HERE: US Special Operations Command can now analyze social media data to capture “emerging narratives” and quickly generate the information a military force would need to stamp out unfriendly trends, even as they are still in the process of going viral.
That’s according to AI software developer, Accrete, which announced in a press release last week it will provide its “open-source threat detection” software, ‘Arugus,’ to the Pentagon to target “synthetic media” and so-called disinformation on social media in real time.
The tool would be used by intelligence analysts and other specialists to “predict real time disinformation threats from social media,” the company explained.
These might include “AI-generated viral narratives, deep fakes, and other harmful social media-based applications of AI,” Accrete CEO Prashant Bhuyan said in the company’s statement, claiming these “pose a serious threat to US national security and civil society” and that social media itself is an “unregulated environment where adversaries routinely exploit reasoning vulnerabilities and manipulate behavior through the intentional spread of disinformation.”