Accrete AI, a leading dual-use enterprise AI company, has been awarded a new contract by the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) to deploy its AI software, Argus, for open-source threat detection.
Argus will enable intelligence analysts and special operators in USSOCOM to predict real time disinformation threats from social media.
This software, developed by Accrete, is designed to analyze social media data to predict emergent narratives and generate intelligence reports at a speed and scale that empowers military forces to neutralize viral disinformation threats.
Prashant Bhuyan, Founder and CEO of Accrete, commented, "Synthetic media, including AI-generated viral narratives, deep fakes, and other harmful social media-based applications of AI, pose a serious threat to U.S national security and civil society. Social media is widely recognized as an unregulated environment where adversaries routinely exploit reasoning vulnerabilities and manipulate behavior through the intentional spread of disinformation. USSOCOM is at the tip of the spear in recognizing the critical need to identify and analytically predict social media narratives at an embryonic stage before those narratives evolve and gain traction. Accrete is proud to support USSOCOM's mission."