Blackbird.AI, a global leader in narrative and risk intelligence, has officially announced Singapore as its regional headquarters, as it seeks to expand support across Asia Pacific (APAC) organisations to effectively manage and resolve harmful online threats and reputational risk using AI-powered technology.
Blackbird.AI’s entry into the region means public and private sector organisations across APAC will have access to innovative and scalable technologies, empowering them to quickly and effectively tackle disinformation. Blackbird.AI is the fastest and highest resolution early warning system that provides actionable insights to help organisations make informed decisions against harmful online threats in real-time.
With more than 1.2 billion mobile internet users (excluding China), the APAC region is home to the majority of the world’s social media users and some of the largest and fastest-growing online communities globally, according to GSMA. This makes businesses in the region especially vulnerable to the spread of misinformation and disinformation.
“Singapore and the APAC region have been proactively addressing disinformation through policy and education, and we believe we can continue to build on these efforts by strengthening our foothold in Singapore. We look forward to supporting APAC organisations with our leading technology to drive competitive and strategic advantages, especially in this increasingly unpredictable and volatile information ecosystem,” said Wasim Khaled, Blackbird.AI’s CEO and Co-Founder.
“There has been a rapid increase in search interest related to misinformation, fact-checking and fake news across APAC markets. With public scepticism on the rise, trust is the new brand equity. To safeguard decades of hard-earned goodwill, organisations in APAC need technology that is purpose-built to understand new risks in the evolving digital media ecosystem and combat false narratives driven by AI,” adds Brice Chambraud, Blackbird.AI’s APAC Managing Director.
Blackbird.AI’s expansion into Singapore allows the company to deepen its expertise and better align with local needs across the broader APAC region. With global customers in key sectors such as communications, healthcare, FMCG, and government, Blackbird.AI is able to adapt and derive a localised approach to support regional organisations accordingly. Moving forward, Blackbird.AI is also focused on establishing channel partnerships across key APAC markets.
Blackbird.AI’s full suite narrative and risk intelligence solution provides insights at speed, with an ability to process a wide range of multilingual conversational social media data and correlate open-source insights to criminal activity on the Dark Web. Blackbird’s innovative solutions are currently being used by Fortune 500s and governments worldwide.