New York, New York, January 09, 2023. – Blackbird.AI, a global leader in narrative and risk intelligence, today launched the next generation of their Constellation Platform. Constellation is the world’s first risk analytics platform for conversational and social media data that has the necessary high fidelity signals required to make sense of platform manipulation, bots and harmful narratives that have made it very difficult for organizations to drive confident strategic decisions from social data as the information ecosystem has become more polluted and noisy.
This next generation of Blackbird’s Constellation Platform enables unparalleled narrative comprehension to users, decoding emergent threats through the rapid deployment of Blackbird’s novel and proprietary technology, to enable understanding and mitigation of novel info-cyberattacks. Organizations that deploy the Constellation Platform now have the most up-to-date capabilities they need to detect influence operations, while deploying proactive countermeasures in a timely fashion.
“We’re pleased to provide the next generation of our Constellation Platform to give our customers the advantages they need in the increasingly unpredictable and volatile information ecosystem. We’re on a mission to empower public and private sector organizations with ground breaking technology that enables trust, safety and integrity while also driving enormous strategic and competitive advantages.” says Wasim Khaled, Blackbird.AI’s CEO and Co-Founder.
Constellation customers can perform everything from heat mapping communities of adversarial actors around a topic, a product, or around the organization itself to prioritizing mitigation workflows. As a result, responses to risk, misinformation, and manipulation that were previously unseen can be revealed. In addition, aggregation and summarization work that previously took hundreds of hours of human labor are significantly reduced.
The Constellation Platform provides ground breaking critical capabilities which include:
Speed to Insight – Process a wide range of conversational data across social media, dark web, and more, in near real-time, minimizing time to action.
Smart Narrative Discovery – Blackbird’s automated risk discovery helps efficiently discover, surface, and prioritize all global high risk and fast-growing narratives that could be a potential threat to an organization.
High Resolution Understanding – Leveraging Blackbirds Signal Framework enables the Constellation platform to provide an entirely new class of proprietary risk signals and data analysis which is configured to the unique needs of individual organizations. The result is highly relevant insights that support both rapid understanding and strategic action.
Actionable & Measurable – By collating newly discovered insights, the platform is able to help organizations make informed decisions, while monitoring the effectiveness of counter-measurements.
“Our partnership with Blackbird.AI and their category-defining innovation has accelerated The Weber Shandwick Collective’s leadership in analytics-driven narrative strategy and issues management”, said Chris Perry, Chairman at Weber Shandwick Futures.
“Identifying salient narratives and tracking their travel through networks are now critical inputs into our process for advising leaders of business and society on how to drive growth and protect their organizations.”
Blackbird’s world-class machine learning and network analysis technology, coupled with years of dedicated research and development, helps shrink the intelligence gap for public and private sector teams. At the platform’s core is the Constellation Engine, which automates the most demanding aspects of detecting manipulation and related strategic decisioning. This enables users to better understand a multitude of risk avenues including:
• Automated discovery of emerging narrative across millions of discussions across dozens of sources.
• Heatmapping of narrative flow within information networks and their relative risk to an organization.
• Insights into community and influencer impact within narratives of interest.
• Flagging of synthetic amplification, including bot-like accounts and bot farms.
• Detection of toxicity and hate speech.
“If today’s threat actors view offensive cyber operations as their right arm, then information operations are their left,” says Richard Clarke, former White House cybersecurity advisor.
“A few well-placed pieces of disinformation can be used to manipulate markets or extort individual organizations. Blackbird’s AI-driven platform can keep up with bad actors as they realize the potential for info-ops.”
Governments and global organizations routinely make multi-billion-dollar decisions. They need far more than traditional media monitoring tools to fully understand the breadth and depth of impact from cyber-based disinformation and manipulation.
Blackbird.AI helps organizations detect and respond to threats that cause reputational and financial harm. Powered by their AI-Driven Narrative & Risk Intelligence Constellation Platform, organizations can proactively understand risks and threats to their reputation in real-time. Blackbird was founded by a team of experts from artificial intelligence, and national security, with a mission to defend authenticity and fight narrative manipulation. Recognized by Forrester as a “Top Threat Intelligence Company,” the Blackbird’s technology is used by many of the world’s largest organizations for strategic decision making.