Squash, Gardener and the Future of AI in Political Fact-checking

Professors Jun Yang (computer science) and Bill Adair (journalism and public policy) will discuss their work in automated fact-checking on Tuesday, October 20th at 4:30 p.m..

For the past five years, Jun and Bill have worked together in a variety of Bass Connections, NSF and foundation-supported projects that have broken new ground in instant fact-checking of political speeches and debates. They’ll discuss their progress and the challenges they’ve had. Recent related news linked below.

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We still need humans: https://www.niemanlab.org/2020/07/a-lesson-in-automated-journalism-bring-back-the-humans/
Humans and the bot: https://www.poynter.org/fact-checking/2020/how-the-duke-reporters-lab-used-the-political-conventions-to-perfect-its-automated-fact-checking-program/
MediaReview, a new tagging system for fake videos and images, being developed with Facebook and Google: https://www.niemanlab.org/2020/01/is-this-video-missing-context-transformed-or-edited-this-effort-wants-to-standardize-how-we-categorize-visual-misinformation/