The digital revolution began in 1947, shortly after Bell Laboratories’ scientists invented transistors and managed to combine them together into integrated circuits (Douglas E. Comer, 2019). The world’s transition from an analogue era to a digital one marked the commencement of a rapid transformation that continues to take place to this day.
The fabrication and distortion of truth in the media isn’t new; it’s been done since the dawn of the printing press and journalism, with new methods constantly being introduced to push certain agendas and narratives onto consumers.
One of the downsides of globalization is the fact that it brought about the emergence of malignant non-state actors; countries that were once accustomed to the conventional threat from other states now had to face the menace of transnational organized criminal groups, and particularly terrorist entities.
It’s no secret that societies and states are capable of influencing terrorist behaviour. This is due to a myriad of factors that often go neglected because researchers tend to focus on the individual level of analysis of terrorists. This research explores the state and the global levels of analysis and their impact on terrorist behaviour.
In the development of AI, it is necessary to have access to huge masses of data. Foer of the Atlantic writes in his book, “The [firms that are dominant at developing AI] are the ones that have amassed the most complete portraits of us.