The Ukrainian Institute, in collaboration with Bickerstaff.932, has announced an AI application which combines historical analysis and geopolitical monitoring. Their project, the “Genocide Speech Monitor,” is an AI-based tool specifically designed to scrutinize and evaluate genocidal rhetoric in the public statements of world leaders.
The project draws a parallel between the past and present. It harkens back to 1932, when Joseph Stalin’s words about Ukraine prefaced the catastrophic Holodomor, a man-made famine that claimed over 4 million Ukrainian lives. According to the developers this historical context gains relevance with the recollection of Russian President Putin’s statement on February 21, 2022, which was closely followed by a full-scale invasion of Ukraine.
The Genocide Speech Monitor boasts the capability to analyze speeches and public statements up to 12,000 words, identifying any traces of genocidal intent. This tool, freely accessible worldwide, is expected to evolve further, with plans to incorporate real-time analysis of public information from open sources.