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How Can the Incorporation of New Technologies Help Counterattack the Terror Threats?

By Gov CIO Outlook | Friday, November 08, 2019

Despite terrorists becoming skilled at manipulating the internet and various other technologies, artificial intelligence has emerged to be one of the powerful tools in the fight against them.

Fremont, CA: The internet has been expanding its technological boundaries every day, 3D printing biotechnology innovations and AI are helping to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In addition to that, it can sometimes be used for negative purposes like live video broadcasting of brutal killings, which is done with an aim to spread fear and split the society. People must be aware of the fact that terrorists try to create dangerous home-made biological weapons and can deliver biological, chemical, or radiological materials via drones. 

The international community is not turning a deaf ear to these rising problems, noting all the developments in these areas are helping to identify and process the key information that counters the attempts of terrorists with lightning speed. The internet content uploaded by the terrorists is identified and removed in fifteen to twenty minutes at most, which is possible because of machine algorithms. 

Quantum computing, coupled with the use of AI, accelerates information processing and also helps trace the terrorists. Furthermore, the use of blockchain registration along with its expanding list of records or blocks linked using cryptography is being considered to identify the individuals and companies that are responsible for financial terrorism.

To improve the response time and identification of risks, it is essential to increase the exchange of expert knowledge on technologies like synthetic biology, robotics, 3D printing, nanotechnology, the synthesis of the human face, and autonomous weapons. A regular discussion is carried out at the national and regional level on the rising terror threats and misuse of scientific innovations, and new strategies are formulated to counter that terrorist propaganda.

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