Nina Schick

A political commentator, advisor and public speaker, Nina specialises in how technology and artificial intelligence is reshaping democracy and global geopolitics. Nina has worked on several black swan political events that shaped her thinking towards how technology and politics are colliding in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

This includes her front-line work on the UK’s EU Referendum campaign in 2016, and the evolution of Brexit since then. She also worked on Emmanuel Macron’s astonishing Presidential campaign in 2017; and on assessing Russian election interference in the United States and around the world since 2016.

In 2018, she advised a group of global leaders including Eileen Donahoe, the Executive Director at Stanford University’s Global Digital Policy Incubator; Joe Biden, the former Vice President of the United States; and Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the former Secretary General of NATO, by leading research on next-generation disinformation in the form of AI generated deep fakes.

Nina is currently a political advisor to select technology firms, including Dalia Research, which is reshaping the global insights industry by harnessing the app economy and advanced data science to gather and analyse real-time data on worldwide public opinion.

In addition, she is a contributor to international broadcasters including Bloomberg, Sky, CNN and the BBC. She has been published by The Times, CNN, the Sunday Telegraph and the New Statesman amongst others.

Nina speaks seven languages including German, Spanish and French. She holds degrees from Cambridge University and University College London.

Books

Deep Fakes and the Infocalypse: What You Urgently Need To Know

Nina Schick

Nina’s book Deep Fakes and the Infocalypse: What You Urgently Need To Know warns of impending information overload—branded the “Infocalypse”—and explains the dangerous political consequences of this, both in terms of national security and what it means for public trust in politics. Nina will reveal how Deep Fakes will be used “to intimidate and to silence, for revenge and fraud”, and how unprepared governments and tech companies are. In the book she will draw on her experience as a political advisor to tech companies and to global leaders including Joe Biden to tell readers what they need to do to prepare and protect themselves.

“Schick’s Deep Fakes and the Infocalypse is a short, sharp book that hits you like a punch in the stomach.”

— Nick Cohen, The Observer

Deep Fakes is an uncomfortable but gripping read, probing the way in which the internet has been flooded with disinformation and dark arts propaganda.”

— Jim Pickard, Chief Political Correspondent, Financial Times

“A searing insight into a world so many of us find difficult to understand. I was gripped from the first page.” 

— Iain Dale, broadcaster

“With this powerful book, Nina Schick has done us all a great public service…It’s your civic duty to read it.”

— Jamie Susskind, author of Future Politics

“Gripping, alarming and morally vital.”

— Ian Dunt, Host of Remainiacs Podcast

“From porn to geopolitics, our reality is being undermined by a new generation of deep fakes and disinformation. This is the essential pocket guide to this new world, and a rallying call to arms.”

— Peter Pomerantsev, author, This is Not Propaganda