2 college students built a tool to fight fake news on Facebook using artificial intelligence

2 college students built a tool to fight fake news on Facebook using artificial intelligence

  • In late April, the two computer science majors built a Facebook Messenger bot that, when fed a link, will tell you whether the article in question is or isn’t “fake news.”
  • Bhat, who has built civic tech tools before in his spare time, thought that perhaps they could use machine learning to build a bot that would help put articles people find on Facebook in context.
  • To teach the algorithm to recognize right-leaning content they fed it thousands of articles from Breitbart, a hyperconservative news website.
  • NewsBot has also begun offering short news summaries of top articles.
  • Right now you can mark an article as fake news from a small drop down at the top, but if you’re a user just scrolling, the feed hasn’t really changed in any way.

This could change how you read the news.
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Is Artificial Intelligence Taking Over Our Lives?

  • The Opinion Pages Room for Debate
  • Karl Lagerfeld of Chanel transformed a catwalk into a data center of cables and circuit boards at Paris Fashion Week in October.
  • This is a collaboration with Turning Points , a magazine published by The New York Times international edition, that explores what critical moments from this year might mean for the year ahead.
  • Is Artificial Intelligence Taking Over Our Lives?
  • Garry Kasparov, former world chess champion

From driverless cars and smart robots to drones and computer chess champions, is technology making our lives better?
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YouTube is using AI to police copyright—to the tune of $2 billion in payouts

YouTube is using #AI to police copyright—to the tune of $2 billion in payouts

  • This morning, Donald Trump announced that Indiana Governor Mike Pence would be his running mate, but he reportedly felt unsure about the decision.
  • #BREAKING : US officials tell NBC News that Turkish President Erdogan is reportedly seeking asylum in Germany.
  • In a statement the company blamed a common scapegoat: “The Pipeline.”
  • I am pleased to announce that I have chosen Governor Mike Pence as my Vice Presidential running mate.
  • 98% of copyright control on YouTube is handled through Content ID, which has generated $2 billion in revenue for rights holders and creators since 2014.

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@RickKing16: “YouTube is using #AI to police copyright—to the tune of $2 billion in payouts”


YouTube’s Content ID copyright control system has come a long way since its birth in 2007. After irking some users with


YouTube is using AI to police copyright—to the tune of $2 billion in payouts