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The News Media are confronted with major challenges and opportunities arising from game-changing technological developments that took place over the last decade. This event will showcase how AI-powered technologies can help news organisations safeguard the truthfulness and trustworthiness of their sources, stay in control of the news gathering and delivery process and empower their newsrooms, their journalists and, ultimately, their readership.

This workshop is organised by Sail Labs, one of the members of the Eurosint Forum. It will take place in Vienna, Austria on November 29-30,...


Europol’s 2018 EU Terrorism Situation and Trend Report (TE-SAT), published today, provides a concise overview of the nature of the terrorist threat the EU faced in 2017. Even though the number of casualties decreased last year, the number of attacks on European soil did not.

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On 16 and 17 May 2018, the EUROSINT Forum organized a workshop in Vienna with the support of one of its members, Sail Labs. This event gathered more than 20 participants from public organisations (FRONTEX, JRC, national ministries of defence and interior), NGOs (Austrian red cross, START Network etc.) and the industry around the topic of disaster management and the use of artificial intelligence and big data in forecasting.

While AI is the new tech buzzword, this event explored the tangible benefits of AI technologies for crisis managers by presenting both the needs of organisations...


This report presents a framework for understanding the modern practice of OSINT. The report describes the evolution of OSINT over the past 50-plus years, defines open source information and the OSINT cycle, and draws parallels between open source as an intelligence discipline and other intelligence disciplines. It also examines the methods used by open source tools and the challenges of using off-the-shelf technology for open source analysis.

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The EUROSINT FORUM and SAIL LABS Technology are pleased to invite you on a two-day workshop. This workshop aims to gather European security and intelligence practitioners around the topic of disaster management either as a consequence of a natural event, industrial accident or a major security incident and the challenge of forecasting in the age of Artificial Intelligence and enormous data.

Aim of the Workshop

By automatically collecting, classifying, enriching and displaying data, Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies could significantly enhance...


Police use of artificial intelligence has attracted controversy in the USA and now it is increasingly being marketed in the UK. Could machine learning and algorithms actually help make the criminal justice system fairer?

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Watkins, an IT-security consultant in Ottawa, documented the minutes leading up to the lethal collision between a U.S. Navy destroyer and a huge container ship near Japan. Some of the websites he uses for his research rely themselves on ordinary people to provide much of their information. provides receivers free to individuals who live close to ports and can pick up transponder signals, though it purchases satellite transmissions to track ships further out at sea.The information broadcast by transponders often doesn’t identify a ship’s name or location, so more detective...


Europol hosted the second conference of the European Counter Terrorism Centre Advisory Group to present and discuss new strategies against online terrorist propaganda and radicalisation. One panel focused on the assessment of radicalisation, and explored ways and methods in detecting and evaluating signs of radicalisation to violence in individual’s communication, in particular online. The goal was to retrieve relevant signs within the increasing masses of information that are publicly accessible.

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UK intelligence agency GCHQ will open a new intelligence and security facility in Manchester in 2019, as part of the UK’s wider counter-terror strategy. The facility will incorporate a variety of innovative technologies to gather intelligence and combat terrorism.

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In response to a changing threat picture, intelligence cooperation among European Union member states has evolved significantly in recent years. Dr Gerhard Conrad is Director of the EU Intelligence and Situation Centre. He will discuss how his teams operate in conjunction with the Intelligence Directorate of the European Military Staff, what can be done to enhance intelligence cooperation in the EU and how it might be affected by Brexit.

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