Virtual Plotters. Drones. Weaponized AI? : Violent Non-State Actors as Deadly Early Adopters
Over the past decade, violent non-state actors’ (VNSAs) adoption of new technologies that can help their operations have tended to follow a recognizable general pattern, which this study dubs the VNSA technology adoption curve: As a consumer technology becomes widely available, VNSAs find ways to adapt it to their deadly purposes.
Building Awareness, Seeking Solutions: 2019 Report
Since 2014 there has been a steady rise in police-reported hate crimes in the province. From 2014 to 2015 Alberta experienced a 40 per cent increase in this area. More recently, from 2016 to 2017 the rate of police-reported hate crimes increased by a further 38 per cent. These are separate but interrelated issues that can not only undermine national security and the public safety of Canadians, but also the social fabric and cohesiveness of our society. OPV interviewed more than 350 informed Albertans from all walks of life, including police officers, community leaders and social workers to understand the threats facing the province today. Findings, recommendations and next steps are detailed in this report.