Your Personal Intelligence Service

It's Time for True Freedom of Access to Information

Intelligence ServiceIt is widely recognized that inequality is increasing worldwide each year. Many people discuss this issue, but little action is taken to eliminate its underlying causes.

We live in a society driven by information, where inequality primarily arises from unequal access to information. The tendency to hoard valuable information is deeply ingrained in human nature. In an information-driven society, where information is the most valuable resource, one must actively strive to acquire it instead of expecting it to be handed to them effortlessly.

The apparent abundance of information surrounding us is deceptive. A significant amount of useful information never enters the public domain. And it's not because it's classified. Often, information holders simply do not understand its value, and even if they do, they see no reason to share it with others or, for their own reasons, fear putting it in open access.

The most valuable information that does manage to reach the internet is either sold for significant sums of money or confined within exclusive communities, making it extremely difficult for outsiders to access.

Regarding publicly available sources, specialized and local resources hold the highest value. Unfortunately, utilizing such sources requires extensive time and expertise across multiple fields.

Extracting anything useful from the information available to the general public is a daunting task. Traditional media outlets have long lost their credibility, social networks are plagued by censorship, many owners of internet resources put profit above truth, and the internet has become a battleground for information operations and full-scale information warfare. As a result, valuable nuggets of real information are drowning amidst hidden advertisements, sponsored articles, fake reviews, incompetent judgments, unverified rumors, and often blatant lies. What's more, the advancement of AI technologies has greatly simplified the falsification of "proofs" and led to a rapid increase in both the quantity and quality of fakes. It's no wonder that traditional approaches used by ordinary people to process information no longer work. Navigating through the deluge of information requires the expertise of a highly qualified specialist.

The goal of this project is to make an information intelligence specialist available to everyone, or, more precisely, to provide an entire intelligence service.

Here are some examples of what it will be able to do:

  • Prepare an analytical briefing or conduct an investigation on a topic of interest to you.
  • Assess the credibility of presented information.
  • Evaluate potential risks of various decisions.
  • Help you make the best choice among all possible options.
  • Compile a dossier on a person or organization of interest to you.
  • Uncover connections between individuals, organizations, information resources, or internet users.
  • Conduct reputation assessments of individuals, organizations, information resources, etc.
  • Generate forecast of developments in the area of your interest.
  • Monitor developments in a specific area and regularly provide you with timely summaries.
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How Can AI Change the Rules of the Game?

It's common knowledge that currently, only a few analytical centers with substantial budgets and extensive intelligence networks have the capacity to handle such tasks. However, the widespread penetration of information technologies into all spheres of our lives opens up fundamentally new opportunities for information gathering:

  • Nowadays, it's exceedingly difficult to conceal anything entirely. Every event or person leaves behind "digital traces" in the information space, sometimes in unexpected places.
  • Human memory is fleeting, but the internet remembers everything. This greatly facilitates retrospective analysis of the reputation of any information source. The source's reputation is often more important than the specific content of a message.
  • Indirect data tends to be more reliable than direct data. The internet grants us access to vast amounts of indirect information. By identifying hidden connections between information flows, intriguing conclusions can be drawn.
  • The absence of information can be as significant as the information itself. The internet provides a wonderful opportunity to identify such "black information holes" and assess their scale, thus evaluating the importance of concealed information.
  • Fabricating a single message is simple, but manipulating the density and ratios of information flows is far more challenging. Hence, analyzing this data often proves more fruitful than scrutinizing the content of individual messages.
  • In war, including information warfare, deciphering the enemy's intentions is crucial. The internet allows us to identify participants in information operations, the ideas they promote, and their potential recipients. This, in turn, helps uncover the objectives of such operations and often their instigators.
  • The internet serves not only as an information source but also as an ideal infrastructure for facilitating efficient logistics between those who possess certain information and its potential consumers.

Gathering information is only half the battle. You also need to be able to process it, especially when dealing with vast amounts of data. Luckily, the rapid advancements in AI technology we've been witnessing lately give us hope that machines can handle these tasks much better than humans. That's why our project aims to create a powerful specialized AI that focuses on collecting and analyzing information based on user queries. Users will interact with the AI through natural conversation, asking questions and assigning tasks to it.

Beyond the Surface

The Service will gather information from various sources, including:

  • Completely open sources.
  • Conditionally open sources that may require paid access or other conditions.
  • Its own network of voluntary informants.
Your Personal Intelligence Service

At this point, many people might wonder who the informants are and what role they play. Of course, we're not talking about a deeply concealed network of "007 agents" sniffing out secrets everywhere. The Service is designed to cater to the needs of everyday individuals, and such extensive measures are unnecessary. In most cases, informants are simply eyewitnesses to specific events, and occasionally they may possess insider information, as long as it isn't classified. To prevent any misuse of the Service, it will be integrated with the "Justice for All" service, which will carefully monitor that the Service cannot be used for illegal activities or to cause harm to national security and personal privacy.

It's important to note that information provided by informants will primarily serve as supplementary material alongside other sources. This is because informants, in a way, represent the weakest link that potential wrongdoers could exploit to launch disinformation campaigns against the Service.

The informant has several ways to share information with the Service. They can choose one or combine multiple methods:

  • Sharing information on their own initiative: The informant can report any valuable information they have to the system whenever they want.
  • Responding to system requests: If the system believes the informant might have relevant information about a specific question, they can respond to the system's requests.
  • Participating in the internal "information exchange": The informant can reply to requests posted by the system on the internal platform designed for sharing information.
  • Setting up an information collection tool: The informant can set up a device, such as a webcam or a dron, to capture information within an area under their control and grant the system access to it.
  • Providing login credentials: The informant can give the system their login credentials to access a particular source of information.

Informants have the choice to supply information either free of charge or on a paid basis. In the latter case, the Service itself determines the compensation amount based on the value of the received information, taking into account its reliability, timeliness, exclusivity, and usefulness to a broad audience.

Once the information is gathered, it undergoes a preliminary analysis using principles applied in information intelligence. The aim of this stage is to construct a common operational picture. This task involves several subtasks:

  • Distinguishing real facts from speculations and disinformation.
  • Uncovering hidden facts, revealing what was previously unknown.
  • Organizing all the facts into a coherent framework.

Typically, the Service generates multiple interpretations of the situation initially and then proceeds to examine each one, comparing them against the available facts. This process is iterative. During the information analysis, the system may revisit the information gathering stage one or more times to clarify details or conduct additional verification. Afterwards, it reanalyzes and adjusts the versions until the truth is established.

Once situational awareness is achieved, the obtained results can be used to prepare summaries, create expert opinions, forecasts, and so on.

It's easy to imagine that a service like this will attract the attention of malicious individuals seeking to disrupt or manipulate its operations. Therefore, we place great importance on protecting the system from external interference, including familiar cyber attacks and emerging threats like informational attacks.

To address this, we have two key strategies in place:

  1. We will establish a dedicated mechanism within the system that detects and responds to informational attacks. This will help us identify and counter attempts to flood the system with disinformation or overwhelming amounts of irrelevant information, following the principle of "garbage in, garbage out."
  2. We will maintain technological superiority over potential adversaries. Since significant informational attacks rely on AI technology, we will ensure that our AI capabilities consistently surpass those of any opposing AI systems.

By implementing these measures, we aim to strengthen the system's resilience against external threats and maintain its integrity and reliability.

On the Issue of Trust

There are bound to be skeptics who might say something like this: "Hold on, why should users trust your service? Considering that the service claim to be the 'ultimate truth,' imagine the temptation that will arise for its owners to manipulate its operations for their own interests! And won't it eventually turn from a tool for seeking truth into a weapon of mass information destruction?"

Yes, we understand and share these concerns.

The issue of a trust deficit is one of the main challenges in today's society. It is this problem, rather than technical or financial aspects, that poses the primary obstacle to the spread of services like ours.

We propose a solution through the implementation of the concept of "Open Services." The core idea is that all online services (and technologies in a broader sense) that hold significant social value should be placed under the full and direct control of their users. Throughout human history, direct democracy has proven to be the best way to protect against abuses in any field. Ultimately, the people are always right, and it is the people who should determine the direction of technological development and how these technologies are used.

Unfortunately, the current trend in technology is the opposite, with control concentrated in the hands of investors, corporate management, and government officials, rather than the users themselves. In the past, when technology didn't play such a prominent role in our lives, we may have accepted this situation. However, with the growing discussions about machines potentially replacing humans in various aspects of life, even potentially enslaving them, it is time to change the rules of the game.

One of the main objectives of this project is to demonstrate in practice that the concept of Open Services is effective, setting new trends in technological development.

How Can You Support Us?

We are reaching out to:

  • Individuals who are concerned about inequality, especially when it comes to unequal access to information.
  • Professionals whose work revolves around information search and analysis, and who require advanced tools for their tasks.
  • Representatives of companies who are interested in freely using our developments in their own projects.
  • And to anyone who recognizes the crucial significance of making technology accessible to all.

The realization of such complex projects relies on widespread support. Therefore, our first step is to raise awareness among as many people as possible about our ideas. Share information about the project with your friends and acquaintances. Publish it on your platforms or in communities you belong to. Help us catch the attention of influential figures. Translate the information into other languages.

If you possess skills that can contribute to the project's implementation, join our team. Share your knowledge and experience with us.

And, of course, provide financial support for the project. It currently exists as an idea, and there is an immense amount of work ahead. Remember, great things begin with small steps. Every dollar we collect brings us closer to turning this idea into reality. Let's show everyone that together we are a force capable of accumulating significant resources to solve serious problems, and let's gather an amount sufficient to give a confident start to the project.

Take action now and be a part of the project's foundation, making our lives more free and just together!

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