Disinformation and Peacebuilding in Sub-Saharan Africa: Security Implications of AI-Altered Information Environments

Eduardo Albrecht, Eleonore Fournier-Tombs and Brubaker, Rebecca (2024). Disinformation and Peacebuilding in Sub-Saharan Africa: Security Implications of AI-Altered Information Environments. United Nations University.

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    Author Eduardo Albrecht
    Eleonore Fournier-Tombs
    Brubaker, Rebecca
    Title Disinformation and Peacebuilding in Sub-Saharan Africa: Security Implications of AI-Altered Information Environments
    Publication Date 2024-02-09
    Place of Publication New York
    Publisher United Nations University
    Pages 40
    Language eng
    Abstract This report explores the ways in which AI technologies as they currently stand impact peace and security, and what methods might be used to mitigate their adverse effects - through the development of better tools and the inclusion of peace and conflict considerations in AI governance frameworks. The report presents the following findings: AL is a driver of disinformation which adversely impacts peace building efforts; there are several ways to mitigate AI-powered disinformation; and AI can also be used to promote peace building (although these mechanisms are still in the early stages. The report proposes several mechanisms to address disinformation moving forward.
    UNBIS Thesaurus PEACEBUILDING
    CONFLICT MANAGEMENT
    ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
    ARMED CONFLICTS
    Keyword Artificial Intelligence
    Artificial Intelligence and Ethics
    Sub-Saharan Africa
    Peacebuilding
    Conflict
    Copyright Holder United Nations University
    Copyright Year 2024
    Copyright type Creative commons
    ISBN 9789280866185
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