By Becker News
September 2, 2023
The US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has enlisted the services of Accrete AI, a New York-based company, to implement a software solution designed for identifying “real-time” disinformation hazards across social media platforms.
“We are at the dawn of an entirely new type of conflict driven by rapid advances in artificial intelligence,” the press release announcing the partnership reads. “Whereas nuclear proliferation threatened entire populations, AI proliferation individualizes warfare by manipulating targeted groups through digital means. Using AI, bad actors can propagate disinformation to exploit ignorance and weaken civil society causing billions of dollars of damage to the U.S. economy,” commented Prashant Bhuyan, Founder, CEO, and Chairman of Accrete, Inc. “As a prime defense contractor licensing configurable dual-use AI software directly to the DoD, Accrete is in a unique position to scale its business with the Defense, Intelligence, and Special Operations communities, as well as other government and enterprise customers, and bolster national security as well as intelligence competitiveness in previously unimaginable ways.”