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The Rise of the Weaponized AI Propaganda Machine, by
BERIT ANDERSON and BRETT HORVATH
is a wake-up call on par with the Snowden revelations.
Understanding Cambridge Analytica and the bigger AI Propaganda Machine is essential for anyone who wants to understand modern political power, build a movement, or keep from being manipulated.
The authors present a cogent and well-researched claim as to how the Power of Big Data and Psychographics and related algorithms combine to forge a propaganda machine with near unlimited potential to shape our societies.
Any company can aggregate and purchase big data, but Cambridge Analytica has developed a model to translate that data into a personality profile used to predict, then ultimately change your behavior.
This brave new entry sets a high bar for Scout, which shares content freely but limits discussion to a membership, which is currently (as of March 28/2017) by invite or waitlist.