Report launch: The phenomenon of disinformation in the age of digital revolution
The impact of disinformation on the state, politics, society and business - this is the main subject of the NASK PIB report "The phenomenon of disinformation in the age of digital revolution". The launch of the report will take place on September 24 at NASK.
Paris-based AI-powered photography platform Meero raises $230 million
French professional photography platform Meero has landed $230 million in a funding round from Eurazeo, Prime Ventures, Avenir Growth, Global Founders Capital, Aglaé Ventures, Alven, White Star Capital, and Idinvest. This round comes less than a year after the startup’s previous $45 million capital injection and brings the total amount raised by the company to some $300 million.
Blue Prism acquires UK’s Thoughtonomy for up to $100M to expand its RPA platform with more AI
Robotic process automation — which lets organizations shift repetitive back-office tasks to machines to complete — has been a hot area of growth in the world of enterprise IT, and now one of the companies that’s making waves in the area has acquired a smaller startup to continue extending its capabilities.
Agora’s internet services with protection against bots and online trolls
The Gazeta.pl portal team has connected to ABTShield, created by Edge NPD, on all their websites. This solution uses artificial intelligence, which allows you to limit the dissemination of misleading information, as well as the negative impact of bots and trolls on the experience of readers and the effectiveness of advertising campaigns. Soon the solution will also be implemented by Wyborcza.pl.
Technology Top AI researchers race to detect ‘deepfake’ videos: ‘We are outgunned’
Top artificial-intelligence researchers across the USA are racing to defuse an extraordinary political weapon: computer-generated fake videos that could undermine candidates and mislead voters during the 2020 presidential campaign.
UK-based data privacy startup Privitar raises $40 million
London-based data privacy software startup Privitar has secured a funding round of $40 million led by Accel, with participation from existing investors Partech, Salesforce Ventures, 24Haymarket, and IQ Capital. Seth Pierrepont, partner at Accel, will join Privitar’s board of directors.
Cheq report: Cost of global ad fraud could top $30bn
Global ad fraud is predicted to cost an unprecedented $23bn this year and could reach $30bn including indirect economic and social costs, according to the report ‘The Economic Cost of Bad Actors on the Internet, Ad Fraud 2019,” by cybersecurity company Cheq.
How do the bots deceive us?
Every day we are subjected to thousands of bots on the Internet - information on social media, advertisements on the pages of our favorite portals. It is not surprising that in this information crowd, our mind goes to the easy way. The people who use our weakness to mislead us are perfectly aware of it, profiting from it - whether financial or political.
5 Actions P&G is Taking to Improve the Media Supply Chain
The next great revolution in using technology to make people’s lives better is underway, but along with this are potential pitfalls that can’t be ignored: data misuse and privacy breaches, transparency lapses, fraud, brand safety and more.
Partypoker Identifies And Closes Another 91 Bot Accounts
Partypoker has published the second update in what it promises will be a series of monthly updates regarding “bot” (automated-playing) accounts playing on party sites, which after being identified are closed, with the related account balances seized and redistributed to affected players.
Russian bots ruin the children’s talent show The Voice Kids
Recently, a lot has been said about the impact of new technologies on the possibilities of setting political choices or cybercrime aimed at specific countries. In Russia, however, there was a precedent case in which bots influenced the result of voting in ... children's talent competition The Voice Kids. This is an insulting thing that a non-accidental person won.
NASK research: more than half of Poles encounter manipulation and disinformation on the Internet
Over half of Polish Internet users admit that in recent months they have encountered manipulation or disinformation, and 35% Poles with falsified information in the network meet once a week or more often. At the same time as much as 19 percent directly claims that it does not check the credibility of internet information or its sources - according to new research, conducted by NASK's Social Research Laboratory.
New campaign: Diagnosing the Internet
The Internet is suffering from a very serious illness. Although we know the condition is serious, we don’t know how advanced the disease is nor the scale of damage that has already been done and which could, at any time, wreak havoc on our lives.
E-threats for the elections in 2019
On April 25, 2019, the conference "E-threats for the elections in 2019" was held at the Collegium Civitas, organized by the Institute of Information Analysis of Collegium Civitas and the Center for Terrorism Studies of Collegium Civitas in cooperation with the InEuropa Institute and #ABTShield.
Facebook announces a new collaborative strategy to combat misinformation
On 10 April, Facebook announced the next phase of collaborative efforts to combat misinformation. After taking down 700 assets in India involved in false amplification of partisan content a week earlier the company steps up the effort to involve more help from outside.
ACTA 2: the pyramid of lies
After the recent political storm in Poland caused by voting on the Copyright Directive in the European Parliament, the coalition of frightened Internet users, right-wing politicians and international technology tycoons have started to build together a pyramid of lies, as explained in an opinion for Wirtualna Polska.
Fear from disinformation ahead European Parliamentary elections – launch of a report
Earlier this week Dobromir Ciaś, our CEO spoke on the significance of disinformation ahead of European Parliamentary elections at an event in Warsaw. The meeting gathered representatives of the diplomatic core (among others Ambassadors of Ireland, Korea), expert think tank community and journalists.
Input to a transatlantic debate on moderating online content
On 4 March 2019 ABTShield has been featured during a seminar and a public debate on Moderating Online Content and Preserving Freedom of Expression: A Transatlantic Approach. Both events were organised by the German Marshall Fund of the U.S. and the Visegrad Insight – one of ABTShield partners.
ABTShield input to a seminar on Strategic Communication in Poland
On 27 February 2019 we met at a roundtable organised by Pulaski Foundation think tank in Warsaw to discuss challenges to strategic communication in Poland. Members of the panel involved representatives of government, military academy, think tanks and civil society. Poland is currently developing this competence in an effort to combat disinformation.