Logically unveils its EI platform to curb fake news

Logically has announced the launch of its intuitive, human centric platform powered by Extended Intelligence (EI) machine learning, Natural Language Processing (NLP) and human oversight to empower citizens to combat fake news and misinformation on any topic, available to everyone on Android, and the web.

Logically taps deep learning algorithms and web graphs of millions of web sites from top publishers around the world to identify top quality sources for trending, quality news, per category, query or article.The intent is to provide broader context for impractical stories, from politics to business and everything in between as the narrative evolves over a period of week or months. Significantly, this enables users to contrast and compare the slant on articles from journalists and publishers across the political spectrum, brush their bubbles, break down echo chambers, and draw their own conclusions from a multitude of diverse perspectives.

According to a recent survey by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), while a majority of the population do not blindly trust opinionated propaganda or social platforms, over four in ten Indians haven’t heard of fact-checking as a solution to ascertain facts. “Because of this, Logically is simultaneously announcing its Indian fact-checking initiative as well as the launch of its news aggregation platform. Though the fact-checking operation is a distinct part of Logically’s output, users will be able to use the Logically app to send claims to the fact-checking team who will respond to you directly once they have concluded their investigations.”

With rising concern over misinformation, Logically believes that, media and technology firms should do more to combat the issue, especially when many people are cautious about government intervention. This is where Logically’s EI news aggregator comes in handy; offering a broad, in-depth overview of the news. Users can read through a brief, AI-generated synopsis of each story, see different perspectives, and get contextual information on the key people, places, and institutions involved. Logically also plots the sentiment of news articles towards entities from specific publishers and the media as a whole – curating a timeline of how the stories have evolved while filtering hateful, offensive rhetoric.

A technical response to the structural challenges of the digital age and unregulated platforms, Logically, uses complex algorithms designed to identify the accuracy and credibility of any piece of content. It uses text analytics, metadata and editorial insights to determine the quality, reputation and authority of the source while monitoring network behaviour and the proliferation of content to discover suspicious patterns.

Speaking on the launch, Lyric Jain, Founder and CEO, Logically, said, “With the proliferation of Smartphones, Internet penetration and all-pervasive media, the world is battling a trust deficit driven by false news spread both accidentally and by unscrupulous agents. Lack of clear guidelines for curbing fake news and lack of accountability, liability and responsibility, puts the onus on citizens to filter fact from fiction. We are delighted to launch the Logically platform that will democratize Artificial intelligence, and guide people away from echo chambers and filter bubbles – empowering everyone to access authenticated news with balanced perspectives, nurturing news-literacy, stimulating civil discourse, critical thinking and a harmonious community atmosphere to improve lives.  The launch is a reflection of the brilliant team we have and the support we’ve had both from MIT and Cambridge universities. We’re looking forward to expanding our teams both in India and the UK over the next 12 months.”

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