Are you an academic or researcher working on data analytics, machine learning or artificial intelligence? Are you an expert on the intersection of terrorism and disruptive technologies? Do you want to help find ways to fight terrorist use of online platforms while respecting human rights?

Tech Against Terrorism and the Brookings Institution invite you to a closed webinar convening cross-sector experts to initiate discussion and find ways to use machine learning, data analytics, and AI to the use of the internet for terrorist purposes. The webinar is being organised as part of Tech Against Terrorism’s Data Science Network.

The webinar will:

  • Include presentations from leading researchers, data scientists, and academics
  • Facilitate knowledge sharing between experts
  • Initiate the building and/or repurposing of tools to tackle terrorist use of the internet
  • Be the first in a series of webinars and lead up to an Autumn 2018 event at Brookings

To register your interest in participating, please email [email protected] The webinar will last for around 90 minutes. Further logistical instructions will be shared with all confirmed attendees.

Background: the Data Science Network

In March 2018, Tech Against Terrorism launched the Data Science Network in partnership with the Montreal Institute of Genocide Studies at Concordia University. The network will convene experts to promote practical ways to deploy data-driven approaches in identifying and tackling terrorist use of internet technologies. Specifically, the Data Science Network will identify ways to practically implement technological solutions on small tech platforms, either through building tools or by re-purposing existing solutions for deployment on small tech platforms.


Tech Against Terrorism is an initiative launched and supported by the UN Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate (UN CTED) pursuant to UN Security Council Resolutions. We support the global tech sector in improving its response to terrorist use of the internet through outreach, knowledge sharing, and capacity building. As an initiative, we also cooperate with the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism, a coalition formed by Facebook, Google, Twitter, and Microsoft.

Brookings Institution is a leading think-tank founded in 1916 that brings together experts in government and academia to provide research, policy recommendations, and analysis on foreign policy, economics, governance, law, and technology. It is widely considered as the most influential think-tank in the world.