The meeting was conducted in a hybrid format for in-person and online participants, and attended by several UN entities, including the Executive Office of the Secretary-General, the Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs, United Nations Development Programme, and UN Global Counter-Terrorism Compact Coordination Committee members, alongside civil society, academia and behavioural science experts. Diana Nowek had the pleasure to share her opinion and thoughts on the future of behavioural technology.
1. Understanding and predicting terrorist behavior: Behavioral scientists can use techniques such as psychological profiling to understand the motivations and intentions of individuals and groups involved in terrorist activities. This can help predict potential terrorist attacks and identify individuals at risk of radicalization.
The United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT) International Hub on Behavioural Insights to Counter Terrorism (BI Hub) organized a workshop with experts in diverse disciplines comprising the field of behavioural insights to develop a curriculum for building practitioners’ capacity at the intersection of behavioural insights and PCVE. Diana Nowek had the pleasure to share her experience and expertise in behavioural analysis.
AI-driven lie detectors are systems that use artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms to analyze various forms of data, such as speech, text, or video, in order to detect deception. These systems can use a variety of techniques, such as natural language processing (NLP), behavioral biometrics, and machine learning, to analyze the data. The accuracy of AI-driven lie detectors can vary depending on the specific system and the data it is analyzing. Some systems may be more accurate than others, but overall, the accuracy of AI-driven lie detectors is still a subject of ongoing research and debate in the field.
On 19 October, UNOCT International Hub on Behavioural Insights to Counter Terrorism, in partnership with United Nations Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia (UNRCCA), the Government of Tajikistan, the Government of the State of Qatar, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), and the UNOCT Countering Terrorist Travel Programme, organized a side event to introduce the behavioural insights approach and discuss its application to border security. Diana Nowek had the pleasure to share her experience and expertise in behavioural technology.
1. Identifying risk factors: Behavioral analysts can use their understanding of human behavior to identify risk factors associated with different types of activities or events. For example, they can analyze patterns of behavior associated with individuals who have engaged in criminal activity or have been involved in terrorist activities.
1. Identifying potential threats: Behavioral profiling can be used to identify individuals who may pose a threat to public safety. Profilers analyze patterns of behavior and communication to identify individuals who may be at risk of committing a crime or engaging in terrorist activities.