Preventing Terrorist Attacks

AI Can Power Threat Prediction to Save Lives

When it comes to preventing terrorist activities, AI has brought to the table new capabilities to complement traditional methods of investigation with powerful algorithms that elucidate hidden patterns and insights.

Traditionally, investigations move outward from known suspects; now, with AI analysis, for instance, of social media, social networks and communication patterns allow for broader simultaneous focus on the terrorist networks. 

AI can learn to identify patterns and information in increasingly large databases that would be humanly impossible to analyze. This body of strategic knowledge can lead not only to the mitigation and countering of the misuse of social networks by terrorist groups, but more importantly to being able to identify automated indicators, techniques and patterns that will lead law enforcement to anticipate, predict, prevent terrorist attacks.