Artificial intelligence: how the way you write online can reveal your identity

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After the identification of people in criminal and forensic investigations using their fingerprints, DNA analysis, voice analysis and then iris fingerprints, today we are witnessing the identification of a text writer on electronic platforms, perhaps with the same precision, using “text fingerprinting analysis”.

Developers at a US intelligence research unit seek to use technology designed to combat online misinformation to identify, using artificial intelligence, a person based on how they write on social networks.

What is a “fingerprint digital texte” ?

According to the American specialized site “Nextgov”, experts from the Advanced Intelligence Research Projects Unit “IARPA”, a research wing of the American intelligence services, are working on the use of artificial intelligence within a program called “HIATUS” to analyze the hidden structure of text on the Internet and attribute it to its owner.

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