Using artificial intelligence, the London tech start-up can identify those at risk of radicalisation
And now the impressive online content filtering tool believes its platform can identify those at risk of radicalisation based solely on their Internet history.
Unlike traditional Internet monitoring tools which rely either on lists of bad websites or simple decision rules to flag undesirable content, OnData.io uses advances in artificial intelligence to infer intent, the London firm claims.
“This is crucial in the fight against terrorism, as jihadi content is often fast changing and ambiguous in nature,” OnData.io has confirmed.
It also believes the system could help schools and universities identify students most likely to join so-called Islamic State, and help play a critical part in maintaining the transport and energy infrastructure identify Islamic State sympathisers amongst their staff.
The London start-up will report any users’ IP address when it detects suspicious browsing history. This will allow companies, universities and schools to prioritise their efforts and take meaningful steps to prevent terrorist activity on the premises.
British start-up OnData.io analyses web history and more to pin-point those at risk on the network
“Islamic State has used the Internet to great effect to spread its word,” said company founder, Stefan Hunt.
“This creates challenges as well as opportunities to leverage this data to identify users most at risk of radicalisation.”
OnData.io is a British start-up headquartered in London, UK. It is privately owned and independently operated.
The news comes after Islamic State, also referred to as ISIS or Daesh, released a smartphone app which allows jihadists to watch beheading videos and speeches from terrorist leaders as the group increases its online and social media grip even further.
Daesh fighters waving their infamous jet-black flag
ISIS or Daesh recently hijacked a public wifi connection to warn of further Paris-style terrorist attacks.
The extremist group also uses social media and apps to radicalise people around the globe top join its cause.
Earlier this month, the group released a chilling video showing their vision of the end of the world as they make more suggestions they are plotting to assassinate the Pope.
The title references the location where extremist prophecy says the end of the world will occur following a final battle between “believers” and “crusaders.”
The sinister video, set to chilling music, shows Rome turned to a desert of dust.
It is the latest threat made by ISIS against the West, following a series of new videos released by the terrorist organisation’s propaganda machine.
Another recent film showed a convoy of armoured cars, jihadis using heavy weaponry and a series of 60 flags – including the Union Jack – representing countries ISIS are determined to destroy.