THE ART
OF THE FAKE 

Power Vertical Podcast Ep. 10

The Power Vertical is a CEPA podcast covering the Kremlin for Kremlin watchers. All opinions are those of the guests and do not necessarily represent the position or views of the institutions they represent or the Center for European Policy Analysis.

 

So you thought cyberattacks, disinformation campaigns, troll farms, and bot armies were a problem—well, you ain't seen nothing yet.

According to a new report, advances in artificial intelligence, automation, and machine learning, together with the growing availability of big data, open the door to a frightening brave new world in which adversaries like Vladimir Putin's Russia can take political warfare against the West to a whole new level.

Welcome to the world of deep fakes, virtual interactive worlds, and weaponized big data.

On this week’s Power Vertical Podcast, we discuss what is coming in political warfare. I’m joined by Dr. Alina Polyakova, a fellow at the Brookings Institution, an adjunct professor of European studies at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, and co-author of the report The Future of Political Warfare: Russia, The West, and the Coming Age of Global Digital Competition; and former U.S. State Department official Donald N. Jensen, a senior fellow here at CEPA, a lecturer at Johns Hopkins University, and author of the forthcoming report Putin's Strategy of Chaos.

Brian Whitmore

 03 August 2018

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