Blackbird.AI launches AI-Based Solution for Governments and Businesses to Combat Deliberate Online Falsehoods in Real-time

Technology, Regulation, and Education must work hand-in-hand to tackle disinformation threats now seen as the new normal

Artificial Intelligence can address the growing concern of disinformation campaigns in Asia

Singapore, 18 October 2019 – As disinformation becomes a leading global cyber threat, AI-based technology provider Blackbird.AI, today unveiled its solution to combat these attacks.

Previewed today at a forum to some of Southeast Asia’s leading businesses and political communities, the new solution is poised to become an essential tool and tech-driven response as the region seeks to address the growing concern of disinformation. 

According to Blackbird.AI, disinformation can be detected early through artificial intelligence. As with common cyberthreats, significant and irreparable damage is already caused by the time organisations discover they’re victims of a disinformation attack. Early detection can potentially arm organizations with the data and tools to respond, educate audiences, and mitigate any potential damage. 

Blackbird.AI’s scalable API cloud solution comes with a dashboard that identifies disinformation, tracing its source to bot-driven disinformation campaigns and entry points of hijacked narratives with more speed as they surface in real-time.

Brice Chambraud, Asia Managing Director of Blackbird.AI shares, “Cyber threats have evolved from malware to malicious content, in efforts to manipulate belief. This has placed even the most stable and thriving institutions, businesses, and communities across Asia at risk. No one is immune from these disinformation campaigns, but an effective solution combining technology, regulation, and education can disarm it.” 

As disinformation presents a significant political and economic risk, threatening the stability of  ASEAN’s projected US$4 trillion economy, the launch of Blackbird.AI follows ongoing policy discussions on regulating online content in countries such as Singapore, Vietnam, and Indonesia. Blackbird.AI complements this coordinated legislative response with advanced technology to help organisations with early detection.

With 4 in 5 people globally falling victim to false content and increasing concerns of what is real or deliberately injected false content into everyday media platforms, Blackbird.AI’s solution equips organisations with the tools to detect disinformation campaigns early, uncover actionable intelligence, and build vigilant and savvy societies. 

The company also offers tailored disinformation analyses on ongoing and predicted patterns of disinformation, preparing organisations and governments with the evidence to increase education and awareness of threats. 

In the long-run, Blackbird.AI’s ultimate aim is to help equip citizens with a trained eye and the vigilance needed to understand if they are being manipulated by articles, memes, and videos on media platforms and defend against disinformation before it causes irreparable harm.

Wasim Khaled, CEO of Blackbird.AI adds, “Singapore has been proactive in addressing disinformation through policy and education. With Singapore as our Asia hub, we aim to build on these efforts with technology, expand our presence, and help neutralise the threat of disinformation in the region. We welcome partnerships to accelerate the growth and delivery of this defence ecosystem. Together we can help the world detect disinformation as a spark before it spreads as fire.” 

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About Blackbird.AI

Blackbird.AI uses Artificial Intelligence to combat disinformation. Its proprietary AI-Driven SaaS platform is aimed at providing a more automated understanding of disinformation campaigns and harmful digital media. Our platform uses machine learning, along with other proprietary technologies to surface synthetic amplification from bots and trolls, delegitimization campaigns, meme-driven propaganda, and deepfakes. Blackbird.AI provides real-time actionable insights for disinformation countermeasures to governments, Global 500 brands, and citizens.  We help preserve brand integrity, trust, and regulatory compliance through either cloud-based visual dashboards or systems-level integration. With an established presence in the United States, Blackbird.AI is now focused on expanding its business operations into Asia to help businesses and lawmakers in the region tackle the threat of disinformation.

For more information about Blackbird.AI please visit us at http://www.blackbird.ai.

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Former DHS Chief Technology Officer Joins Blackbird.AI in Fight Against Misinformation

NEW YORK – July 2019 -Bots, trolls and enemies of truth beware – the fight against misinformation has a new ally. Former Chief Technology Officer of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Michael Hermus, has  teamed up with the technology gurus at Blackbird.AI to join the fight.

The volume (and effectiveness) of today’s misinformation requires next-generation solutions to identify, contextualize and reveal it – so that citizens can regain their confidence in what they see and read. Blackbird.AI has developed sophisticated analysis tools, leveraging the latest Artificial Intelligence techniques, to help consumers and organizations uncover the truth.

Mr. Hermus’ experience within the U.S. government was focused on driving innovation and transformation initiatives, primarily through the application of modern technologies and commercial best-practices. This included efforts to enhance cybersecurity, drive to the cloud, leverage emerging technologies such as AI/ML, and adopt modern software development techniques.

Hermus joins the Blackbird.AI board to become part of a group that is focused on exposing the lies and falsehoods that are prevalent in today’s chaotic digital world. Blackbird.AI is working on developing the latest evolution in technology to combat the tidal wave of misinformation, returning the decision-making power to the readers and viewers.

Speaking about the appointment, Mr Hermus said: “I believe that the rampant spread of misinformation and disinformation, particularly in the service of adversarial threat-actors trying to sow division within our country, is one of the great dangers of the digital age. I am excited to help the visionary team at Blackbird find solutions to this rapidly growing challenge.

Wasim Khaled, the CEO and Co-Founder of Blackbird.AI, is confident that adding Mr. Hermus to the team will help the company achieve its ambitious goals: “We are very pleased to have Mike Hermus join our board and look forward to his contributions. Mike is a technology innovator and leader; he understands the critical nature of our business and can help us navigate the national security and cybersecurity sectors at the highest levels. His experience as the former Chief Technology Officer at the Department of Homeland security, as an engineer, entrepreneur and an industry innovator, will be invaluable to Blackbird.AI and to our customers in the rapidly changing and critical world of disinformation as we scale to meet growing market needs.”

Blackbird.AI is a software company for real-time analysis and identification of misinformation. Its state-of-the-art A.I. technology platform assists citizens, organizations and governments in combating false narratives, information, and memes. Blackbird.ai technology is the nemesis of the purveyors of disinformation. Blackbird.AI products help to empower a more informed society without censorship or truth wars.

The Blackbird.AI interdisciplinary team includes experts from AI, technology, academia, politics, government, social scientists and journalism, with a shared mission of suppressing misinformation. Each member brings a unique perspective and approach to misinformation and disinformation analysis.

Founded in 2014, Blackbird.AI is a technology company that utilizes artificial intelligence to analyze and report on misinformation in all forms of media with a deep understanding of the impacts of disinformation and hyperpartisanship on corporations, political campaigns, and the global community. Blackbird’s reputation-saving technology preserves brands, democracy, and trust. Our products empower critical thinking, while helping to preserve trust and reputation for organizations.

Blackbird.AI’s experienced, interdisciplinary team comes from deep tech, academic, and high level intelligence backgrounds at Microsoft, the Department of Homeland Security, CIA, The Department of State, Department of Defense, and NASA.

Headquartered at 350 East Ave., Ste 11, Rochester, NY,  Blackbird.AI has offices in San Francisco, CA and Washington, DC.
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