Nina Schick

Expert on disinformation; author of Deep Fakes and the Infocalypse

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Expert on disinformation & high profile political commentator
Author of Deep Fakes and the Infocalypse: What You Urgently Need to Know
Worked on the UK's 2016 EU Referendum
Worked on Macron's presidential campaign
Speaks seven languages

A political commentator, advisor and public speaker, Nina specialises in how technology and artificial intelligence are reshaping democracy and global geopolitics. Nina has worked on several black swan political events that shaped her thinking towards how technology and politics are colliding in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. This includes her front-line work on the UK’s EU Referendum campaign in 2016, and the evolution of Brexit since then. She also worked on Emmanuel Macron’s astonishing Presidential campaign in 2017; and on assessing Russian election interference in the United States and around the world since 2016.

In 2018, she advised a group of global leaders including Eileen Donahoe, the Executive Director at Stanford University’s Global Digital Policy Incubator; Joe Biden, the former Vice President of the United States; and Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the former Secretary General of NATO, by leading research on next-generation disinformation in the form of AI generated deep fakes.

Nina is currently a political advisor to select technology firms, including Dalia Research, which is reshaping the global insights industry by harnessing the app economy and advanced data science to gather and analyse real-time data on worldwide public opinion.

In addition, she is a contributor to international broadcasters including Bloomberg, Sky, CNN and the BBC. She has been published by The Times, CNN, the Sunday Telegraph and the New Statesman amongst others. Her book Deep Fakes and the Infocalypse: What You Urgently Need To Know, warns us of the dangerous political consequences of the ‘Infocalypse’, an information overload that may affect national security and public trust in politics.

Nina speaks seven languages including German, Spanish and French. She holds degrees from Cambridge University and University College London.

Praise for Deep Fakes:

“Schick’s Deep Fakes and the Infocalypse is a short, sharp book that hits you like a punch in the stomach.” – Nick Cohen, The Observer

Deep Fakes is an uncomfortable but gripping read, probing the way in which the internet has been flooded with disinformation and dark arts propaganda.” – Jim Pickard, Chief Political Correspondent, Financial Times

“A searing insight into a world so many of us find difficult to understand. I was gripped from the first page.” – Iain Dale, Broadcaster

“With this powerful book, Nina Schick has done us all a great public service…It’s your civic duty to read it.” – Jamie Susskind, author of Future Politics

“Gripping, alarming and morally vital.” – Ian Dunt, Host of Remainiacs Podcast

“From porn to geopolitics, our reality is being undermined by a new generation of deep fakes and disinformation. This is the essential pocket guide to this new world, and a rallying call to arms” – Peter Pomerantsev, author, This is Not Propaganda

Suggested talk topics:

The Age of (Dis)Information: why every company is at risk, and how to prepare.

China and Covid-19: China’s aggressive new information war against the West.

Black Lives Matter: African Americans as a target for soviet disinformation since the Cold War.

2016 – 2020: The Evolution of Russian disinformation tactics in American politics.

Deepfakes: How AI-generated fake porn has become the new frontier of disinformation.

US2020: The Domestic Disinformation war for the White House.

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