Athens Technology Center (ATC) confirms once more its leading role in developing novel technological tools for media organizations, journalists, and fact-checkers to tackle disinformation, by participating in the project AI4Media. The H2020 project aims to create a new and unique European network dedicated to advancing AI solutions for the media industry.
Nowadays, as the spread of disinformation keeps getting bigger, it is essential for journalists and media professionals to have the right tools for identifying manipulated content. Given also the fact that most tools currently used lack functions for disinformation detection, there is a need for upgraded and easy-to-use tools, with trusted AI features.
Within this framework, in cooperation with our long term partner Deutsche Welle (DW), we will run one of the project’s use cases ‘AI for Social Media and Against Disinformation’, leveraging AI technologies to improve tools used by journalists and fact-checking experts for digital content verification and disinformation detection.
The AI technologies developed in AI4Media will be integrated in two of our existing solutions, the co-developed collaborative verification platform Truly Media, and the in-depth Twitter analytics tool, TruthNest. In specific, these new AI – based functionalities include:
- the analysis and monitoring of social media items (clustering, community detection, similarity detection, topic detection, etc.)
- the analysis and monitoring of Twitter accounts (analysis of users’ history, hate speech detection, user classification, etc.)
- the search across audiovisual verification repositories (audio/video comparison, reverse audio/video search, duplicate detection, etc.).
We remind you that Truly Media has been co-developed from ATC and DW, in order to support the collaborative evaluation of the validity of user generated content. The platform is used by the European Science-Media Hub, by the members of the European Observatory against Disinformation, the European Digital Media Observatory (EDMO), while also being trusted by organizations such as DW, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF), FactCheck Mongolia, Amnesty International, Reuters, and the Human Rights Center (University of California, Berkeley). Moreover, Truly Media has been exploited by a vast network of journalists and fact-checkers in Myanmar and Georgia.
TruthNest is ATC’s proprietary twitter analytics tool, supporting the identification of true influencers while also helping with the detection of trolls and bots via enhanced profiling of active Twitter accounts. TruthNest web app provides Open Data statistical analysis, resulting to a variety of KPIs related to the activity, the network and the influence of Twitter accounts.
Last but not least, TruthNest has also won the Public Vote Award (Software of the year) at Innovation Radar Competition (run by the European Commission).
Learn more on how ATC supports the Media Industry with high end software solutions.
About Athens Technology Center (ATC) : Athens Technology Center (ATC) is a Greek B2B software house, with extensive expertise in designing and providing novel solutions for the media industry to tackle disinformation, with the support of European Committee research projects.Since 2011, ATC has been an active partner of European Commission (EC)’s action plan to fight disinformation, by leading and participating key EC-funded R&D projects (like Social Sensor, REVEAL and SOMA) that aim to create tools that help identify and tackle disinformation.
About AI4media: Funded under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, AI4Media aspires to become a Centre of Excellence focusing on delivering the next generation of core AI advances and training to serve the Media sector. At the same time, the project aims to ensure that the European values of ethical and trustworthy AI are embedded in future AI deployments.
AI4Media is composed of 30 leading partners in the areas of AI and media (9 Universities, 9 Research Centres, 12 industrial organizations) and a large pool of associate members, that will establish the networking infrastructure to bring together the currently fragmented European AI landscape in the field of media, and foster deeper and long-running interactions between academia and industry. You can learn more about the project here.