Berit Anderson

CEO, Scout

Berit Anderson, co-director of program for FiRe 2018, is the CEO and editor-in-chief of Scout.ai, a media company exploring the future of technology through analysis, science fiction, and scenario planning games. She is also the co-founder of Athens.ai, which works to protect democracy through research and scenario planning, and of Guardians.ai.

An international keynote speaker and advisor on innovation, technology, media, and global policy, Berit has appeared at the Brussels Forum, the European Council on Foreign Relations, TEDxVilnius, DevoxxBelgium, and TEQNation, among others. In 2017, her work on information warfare was featured in the New Yorker, Gizmodo, and TechCrunch, and cited by Internet creator Tim Berners-Lee as one of the top three challenges facing the internet.

Berit is a member of Global Shapers, the World Economic Forum's international network of young leaders; and serves on the boards of environmental media nonprofits Yes! Magazine and InvestigateWest.


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News for: Berit Anderson

Speaker at FiRe 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

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The Rise of the Weaponized AI Propaganda Machine
Posted on 12 Feb 2017 at 3:12pm

Understanding new tech through the ancient technology of storytelling
Posted on 11 Jul 2018 at 8:43pm

Fake news and misinformation: Why teaching critical thinking is crucial for d...
Posted on 23 Apr 2018 at 2:44pm

Crosscut receives 11 awards from Society of Professional Journalists
Posted on 13 Jun 2015 at 5:00pm

3 startup pitches straight from the Matter media accelerator
Posted on 15 Aug 2016 at 3:48pm

Fiction as the Future of News
Posted on 13 May 2015 at 5:00pm

Betting on a volatile climate future
Posted on 5 Feb 2018 at 4:00pm

Understanding fake news and misinformation
Posted on 28 May 2018 at 5:00pm



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FiRe 2017 Media


Computational Propaganda



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The New China: Xi Jinping and His Dream of Global Dominance



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FiRe 2016 Media


Looking Further



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FiRe 2014 Media


Mobile: The Great Enabler, from Advertising to Voting



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