Angelika Sharygina

Angelika Sharygina

Founder, Researcher & Innovator, Combating Disinformation Worldwide

why book angelika?

  • Angelika’s entrepreneurial spirit shines through her role as the founder of MindShield, an innovative startup that leverages AI to combat disinformation
  • Angelika’s extensive research background equips her with a deep understanding of global political dynamics
  • Angelika’s nomination as a Young Leader for Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) underscores her exceptional humanitarian efforts
Angelika Sharygina

Biography

Angelika Sharygina is a researcher, humanitarian, policy advisor, and founder of a startup to help children combat misinformation online. She is a frequent keynote speaker on disinformation, synthetic media, AI, and war zones. Her work is focused on identifying and countering fake news, misinformation, harmful content, and radicalised groups online, as well as providing guidelines for a better and more responsible use of AI. Drawing upon her foreign affairs and war zone expertise, Angelika navigates the intersections of peacebuilding, information integrity, and cutting-edge technologies. With a goal to tackle disinformation, which Angelika has experienced as being instrumental in both war in Ukraine, and in Afghanistan, where she originates from, she joined Trépel lab at Trinity College Dublin, housed at Global Brain Health Institute as a Visiting Researcher and does her doctorate with a mission to create innovative interventions to disinformation and deepfakes. Her startup counters negative aspects of social media, affecting children globally, harnessing the power of AI for good, and was selected as a winner of the Techstars Dublin startup competition. She holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from the War Studies department at King’s College London. Recent works include being commissioned by the Reuters Foundation to produce a report “Ukraine. Media consumptions and perceptions.” She is a Board Advisor on misinformation and user-centred policies to ensure the protection of digital human rights at Trust 3.0 and a Guest Lecturer on Critical Thinking at the New York Times School of Journalism. Angelika is a Co-creator of Digital Information Aid at Techfugees, working to tackle the issues of disinformation, crisis management, and human trafficking and exploitation arising from forced humanitarian displacement caused by conflict and climate-induced events.

Angelika Sharygina

Angelika’s initiatives, spanning across Afghanistan, Ukraine, Lebanon, Nigeria, and Ethiopia, have empowered thousands of children and young people with mentorship and digital literacy. Her work with Digital Opportunity Trust further amplifies the impact of these efforts in vulnerable communities. Honoured as a United Nations and TEDx speaker, recognised as a Young Leader by the Digital Opportunity Trust and World Economic Forum Global Shapers, listed in 133 Women Who Change the World 2023 alongside Greta Thunberg, and 30 under 30 Ireland for her contributions to society. Angelika is a sought-after expert for governments and forward-thinking organisations navigating the complexities of the digital age.

Topics

Verify Before You Amplify. Combatting Disinformation and Misinformation in the Digital Age

In this talk, Angelika will share her expertise in identifying and countering fake news, misinformation, and harmful online content. Drawing from her experience in war zones and her research, she will provide insights into the tactics used by malicious actors to spread disinformation and the impact it can have on individuals, communities, and society as a whole. Angelika will also present innovative interventions and strategies to help the audience navigate the complexities of the digital landscape.

Audience Takeaways:

  • Understand the mechanisms and motivations behind the spread of disinformation
  • Learn practical tools and techniques to identify and debunk false narratives
  • Gain insights into the role of emerging technologies, such as AI and synthetic media, in the disinformation landscape
  • Discover effective ways to promote information integrity and digital literacy

Diversity, Inclusion, and the Power of Collective Action

In this talk, Angelika will explore the critical role of diversity and inclusion in driving positive societal change. She will share her experiences working with communities across the globe, highlighting how the inclusion of diverse perspectives and experiences can lead to more innovative and impactful solutions to complex challenges.

Angelika will delve into the ways in which marginalised communities have been disproportionately affected by the negative impacts of misinformation, disinformation, and emerging technologies. She will emphasise the importance of centering the voices and experiences of these communities in the development of policies, interventions, and technological solutions.

Drawing from her work as a policy advisor and her involvement in initiatives like Digital Information Aid, Angelika will showcase successful examples of collaborative, community-driven efforts that have leveraged diversity and inclusion to combat online harms and empower vulnerable populations. She will inspire the audience to embrace the power of collective action and to actively work towards building more equitable and resilient societies.

.Audience Takeaways:

  • Understand the transformative potential of diversity and inclusion in driving social change
  • Gain insights into the disproportionate impact of misinformation and digital harms on marginalised communities
  • Learn about successful models of collaborative, community-based initiatives that have leveraged diversity to address complex challenges
  • Explore strategies to promote inclusive and equitable practices in their own spheres of influence

Harnessing the Power of AI for Social Good

In this talk, Angelika will share her experience in leveraging the power of AI to address societal challenges, particularly in the context of her startup that counters the negative aspects of social media affecting children globally. She will delve into the potential of AI to be a force for good, highlighting how it can be used to combat misinformation, protect digital human rights, and empower vulnerable communities. Angelika will also discuss the importance of responsible AI development and the need for ethical guidelines to ensure that the technology is used in a way that benefits humanity.

Audience Takeaways:

  • Understand the transformative potential of AI in addressing social and humanitarian issues
  • Gain insights into the ethical considerations and best practices for responsible AI development
  • Learn about innovative applications of AI that can have a positive impact on individuals and communities
  • Explore strategies to harness the power of AI for social good

War Zones, Information Integrity, and Emerging Technologies

In this talk, Angelika will explore the complex interplay between peacebuilding, information integrity, and cutting-edge technologies, drawing from her extensive experience in war zones and her work as a policy advisor. She will delve into the ways in which disinformation and misinformation can undermine peacebuilding efforts, and how emerging technologies, such as AI and synthetic media, can both exacerbate and mitigate these challenges. Angelika will share her insights on the importance of fostering information integrity and digital literacy as essential components of sustainable peace and development

.Audience Takeaways:

  • Understand the impact of information integrity safety and security.
  • Gain insights into the role of emerging technologies in shaping the information landscape in war zones and post-conflict settings
  • Learn strategies for integrating information integrity and digital literacy into peacebuilding initiatives
  • Explore the intersections of technology, policy, and humanitarian efforts in addressing complex global challenges

Angelika Sharygina

Masterclasses

You may want to go deeper with your audience. Masterclasses can be tailored and developed to suit your audience needs, be it a 90-minute Masterclass, a half-day or full-day workshop or a full online or face-to-face programme. Please contact one of our expert team to discuss.

You may want to go deeper with your audience. Masterclasses can be tailored and developed to suit your audience needs, be it a 90-minute Masterclass, a half-day or full-day workshop or a full online or face-to-face programme. Please contact one of our expert team to discuss.

You may want to go deeper with your audience. Masterclasses can be tailored and developed to suit your audience needs, be it a 90-minute Masterclass, a half-day or full-day workshop or a full online or face-to-face programme. Please contact one of our expert team to discuss.

Combating Disinformation in the AI Age

In this 90-minute interactive masterclass, Angelika Sharygina will provide a comprehensive overview of the growing threat of disinformation and equip the audience with the knowledge and tools to effectively combat it. Drawing from her extensive research, policy advisory experience, and on-the-ground work in war zones, Angelika will explore the tactics used by bad actors to orchestrate coordinated disinformation campaigns across a range of issues.

Key Takeaways:

  1. Understanding the Mechanisms of Disinformation: Participants will gain a deep understanding of how disinformation and misinformation campaigns are designed, the motivations behind them, and the ways in which emerging technologies, such as AI-generated content and social media manipulation, are being leveraged to amplify false narratives.
  2. Developing Digital Literacy and Fact-Checking Skills: Angelika will equip the audience with practical techniques and resources to become more discerning consumers of information. Participants will learn how to effectively identify, verify, and debunk false claims, as well as how to promote digital literacy within their own spheres of influence.
  3. Fostering Collaborative Efforts and Multi-Stakeholder Approaches: The masterclass will emphasize the importance of collaborative, multi-stakeholder approaches to combating disinformation. Participants will explore successful models of community-driven initiatives and learn strategies to engage with policymakers, tech companies, journalists, and civil society in the fight against online harms.
  4. Leveraging Emerging Technologies Responsibly: Angelika will showcase innovative ways in which emerging technologies, such as AI-powered fact-checking and content moderation tools, can be responsibly leveraged to enhance information integrity and promote evidence-based decision-making. Participants will gain insights into the ethical considerations and best practices for the development and deployment of these technologies.
  5. Developing Organisational and Personal Resilience: The masterclass will also focus on building organisational and individual resilience in the face of disinformation campaigns. Participants will learn strategies for maintaining mental well-being, fostering critical thinking, and staying motivated in the ongoing battle against misinformation.

Format:

The masterclass will be a highly interactive and engaging experience, featuring a mix of presentations, case studies, group discussions, and hands-on activities. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions, share their own experiences, and collaborate with Angelika and fellow attendees to develop tailored solutions for their respective organisations and communities.

Target Audience:

This masterclass is designed for corporate and organisational leaders, policymakers, educators, journalists, and individuals who are committed to combating disinformation and promoting information integrity.

testimonials

“Angelika Sharygina is a force for good, captivating audiences with her unparalleled expertise, genuine passion, and unwavering commitment to empowering people to positively impact the world. Whether she’s delivering a powerful keynote or serving as a dynamic master of ceremonies, Angelika’s commanding presence and charismatic energy instantly captivate the room. Her ability to seamlessly blend personal experience, cutting-edge research, and practical solutions leaves attendees spellbound and eager to take action.”

Ersoy Erkazanci, Bloomberg

“Angelika Sharygina’s passion, expertise, and commitment to positive change make her an outstanding candidate for sharing insights and knowledge with diverse audiences.”

KKS ACADEMY