Inside AI Policy

July 22, 2024

State Dept. looking to combat disinformation, using AI to monitor social media

By Mariam Baksh / July 1, 2024

An artificial intelligence system called “Northstar” is informing State Department efforts to shape public narratives and policy by monitoring media reports and social platforms, according to senior officials.

“We've seen already as we've been testing things out,” Secretary of State Antony Blinken said, how to use “AI as a tool for helping negotiations with multilateral organizations … using it as a way to combat disinformation, one of the poisons in the international system today.”

Blinken spoke at a June...


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