[Cryptography] Using AI to identify state secrets.

Ray Dillinger bear at sonic.net
Wed Nov 2 13:42:10 EDT 2016

So some researchers picked over recent dumps of unclassified and secret
information with a neural network, training it to identify features
more likely to occur in documents marked secret.  This turns out to be
about 90% predictable, with a few caveats about some categories being
far more predictable than others.


Interesting article.

Obviously, this could also be used to pick over unclassified information
like newspaper articles and identify things ("false positives") that
some state actor *ought* to have made secret or might have *preferred*
to have made secret but for some reason didn't or couldn't.  IMO that
could turn it into a really productive intelligence asset.


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