The State Department's Global Engagement Center (GEC) uses artificial intelligence in efforts to address the fake news spreads and state-sponsored propaganda targeting the U.S. government, Nextgov reported Friday.
Daniel Kimmage, acting coordinator of GEC, said at a Foreign Policy event that the center uses AI to identify coordinated threats and understand the corresponding landscape.
He said they apply AI and statistics to process input gathered from the intelligence community and traditional information sources. GEC's AI tools include natural language processing and mathematical models that help analysts determine the contextual meaning of the selected text.
The center has tasked a team to identify modern technologies that have the potential to support the GEC mission, with more than 200 tools reviewed so far.