AI and Machine Learning in OSINT (Open Source Intelligence)

Open Source Intelligence is coming of age, after a long time spent in the shadow of more established intelligence disciplines. It’s doing so in a period of rapid technological change, including widespread adoption of Artificial Intelligence capability to enhance and augment the work of intelligence professionals.  This lecture will highlight the specific challenges for those intelligence professionals trying to derive insight from vast quantities of data – with a focus on modern social media platforms – and explain how Machine Learning and other modern technology is being harnessed for that effort.

As the Tradecraft Lead for UK and Europe, Sam helps Fivecast’s law enforcement and national security customers understand how to fuse technology with tradecraft, in order to boost the efficiency of investigators. Prior to Fivecast, Sam spent 15 years in the Australian Intelligence Community.