EU-Funded project uses artificial intelligence to tackle terrorist cyber-propaganda

Science & Technology Series: Announcements City’s Professor of Security Engineering, Professor Muttukrishnan Rajarajan and his team lead the social media data work stream of the RED-Alert Horizon 2020 research and innovation project. First published Tuesday, 11th July, 2017• by John Stevenson (Senior Communications Officer) Professor of Security Engineering, Professor Muttukrishnan Rajarajan, and his City-based team are playing a leading role in the RED-Alert research and innovation project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme which is aimed at developing new online content for monitoring and analysis tools to fight terrorism.The full title of the project is ‘Real-time Early Detection and Alert System for Online Terrorist Content based on Natural Language Processing, Social Network Analysis, Artificial Intelligence and Complex Event Processing.’Privacy-preservation methods Professor Muttukrishnan says that he and his team of researchers “will be analysing social media data in a privacy-preserving manner, classifying it in an encrypted domain using homomorphic methods”.He also said that the social media data collection methodology used by his team will be General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)-compliant.Extremist and terrorist groups use the Internet for psychological warfare, propaganda, recruitment and misinformation, with dramatic consequences for European citizens.Social media and online communication channels have increasingly become the primary…


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