Ci - Countering Violent Extremism

Artificial Intelligence and Extremism special - hosted by Dr Charles Kriel

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are the new buzzwords in the land of startups. Smart machines doing smart things in smart networks. Is there an application for countering violent extremism?

We talk with researcher Alex Krasodomski-Jones from the Centre for Analysis of Social Media at Demos about how and why they’re mapping the social media landscape to counter violent extremism.

Then Chloe Colliver from London’s Institute for Strategic Dialogue explains how her organisation is using sentiment analysis to expose Russian interference in Western political campaigns, and to track the conversation around Brexit’s turn to the far right.

But do these methods work, or are they no more than a Google search wrapped in a ribbon? We hear a different perspective from Faiza Patel, Co-Director of the Liberty and National Security Program at the Brennan Center for Justice, NYU School of Law.

Join Dr Charles Kriel in London for Artificial Intelligence and violent extremism, a special edition of Ci — Countering Violent Extremism.

Fake News, Fake Wars, Fake Worlds

You can read Dr Charles Kriel's article, Fake News, Fake Wars, Fake Worlds, in the NATO journal, Defence Strategic Communications. Charles talks about the article in our latest podcast, Immigration and Terror.

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We're here to help you understand terrorism and counter-terrorism. Why people turn to terrorism, taking lives in the name of ideology. Why privileged young men band together in racist gangs to commit violent acts. The difference between violence by state and non-state actors. Why some immigrant communities struggle to integrate. And how to tell better civil society stories, and ward off extremism.

Corsham Institute - Countering Violent Extremism interviews global, government and  community  leaders as well as researchers and activists to help us understand how violent extremism happens online and what can be done. 

Hosted by Dr Charles Kriel, a seasoned field veteran working in fragile states around the planet, Ci - Countering Violent Extremism is your go-to global update on online counter-extremism.