Military Chatbot-Propaganda from the Future

Der Guardian über Cyberwar-Projekte englischer Think Tanks, finanziert vom Militär, inklusive Chatbots, die Propaganda in Social Media streuen und „hacking minds by shaping the environment in which political debate takes place“. Yay, Future!

"The current furore over inter-state cyberwar is probably not where the game's at. What is far more likely is that states will seek to influence their own populations and others through so-called 'cyber' methods, which basically means the internet and the device du jour, currently smartphones and tablets," he said.

"With the advent of sophisticated data-processing capabilities (including big data), the big number-crunchers can detect, model and counter all manner of online activities just by detecting the behavioural patterns they see in the data and adjusting their tactics accordingly. Cyberwarfare of the future may be less about hacking electrical power grids and more about hacking minds by shaping the environment in which political debate takes place," he added.

Guardian: Revealed: the MoD's secret cyberwarfare programme – Multimillion pound project will look at how internet users can be influenced by social media and other psychological techniques (via Algopop)