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How Artificial Intelligence Will Enhance Computational Propaganda, Reprogram Human Culture, and Threaten Democracy... And What Can be Done About It
Published September 29, 2017
Written by: Matt Chessen
From the Executive Summary: Emerging artificial intelligence (AI) tools will provide propagandists radically enhanced capabilities to manipulate human minds. Human cognition is a complex system, and AI tools are very good at decoding complex systems.
Published October 2, 2017 in Weaponized Narrative Initiative Podcast
Written by: Joel Garreau, Braden Allenby
Joel Garreau and Braden Allenby discuss what's new about weaponized narrative, and why it's important.
The Weaponized Narrative, Sun Tzu, and the Essence of War
Published July 27, 2017 in The Strategy Bridge
Written by: Jon Herrmann
That all war is a conflict of narratives is a premise worth considering. Each side claims to be more powerful or morally better than the other, and military action is both an extension of politics by other means and an extension of “propaganda of the deed.” Narratives around a conflict solidify when the winners get to write history. Further, when a war is not won outright, both narratives survive. Sometimes, the losing side’s narrative dies off. Other times, it persists or regenerates to spark a new conflict
Or, Where Have You Gone, Walter Cronkite?
Published June 1, 2017 in Issues In Science and Technology
Written by: Brad Allenby
Advanced information technologies are adding a new dimension to regional and global conﬂict and asymmetric warfare. The United States is an especially vulnerable target.
White Paper for the U.S. National Academy of Sciences
Published June 7, 2017
Written by: Braden Allenby
Weaponized Narrative White Paper produced for the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. This paper is helpful in that it discusses in some depth the reasons why weaponized narrative isn’t just an incremental advance on traditional information warfare, but rather has deep implications for the future structure of institutions and societies.
White Paper for Future of War Conference, 21 March 2017
Published March 21, 2017
This is our original White Paper that helped introduce “weaponized narrative” into the language. It is the one that established that we are at an inflection point in history. A new battlespace and a new civilization are being born.
And the U.S. is in the unaccustomed position of being seriously behind its adversaries.
Published January 3, 2017 in Defense One
Written by: Brad Allenby and Joel Garreau, Directors of The Weaponized Narrative Initiative
Conventional military dominance is still critical to the superpower status of the United States. But even in a military sense, it is no longer enough: if an American election can be controlled by an adversarial power, then stealth aircraft and special forces are not the answer.