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Tackling the fake news problem with AI

Delip Rao (AI Foundation)
11:55am12:35pm Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Location: Sutton South/Regent Parlor
Secondary topics:  Media, Natural Language
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What you'll learn

  • Take a deep dive into fake news, exploring the problems so far, recent contributions, and what's in store for the future


Not a single day goes by without a mention of “fake news” or the problems it causes. Delip Rao offers a nonpartisan overview of fake news, briefly exploring the technology landscape surrounding the content verification and validation problem and diving deeper into the Fake News Challenge and the stance detection problem. Along the way, Delip summarizes the contributions so far and describes future directions.

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Delip Rao

AI Foundation

Delip Rao is the vice president of research at the AI Foundation, where he leads speech, language, and vision research efforts for generating and detecting artificial content. Previously, he founded the AI research consulting company Joostware and the Fake News Challenge, an initiative to bring AI researchers across the world together to work on fact checking-related problems, and he was at Google and Twitter. Delip is the author of a recent book on deep learning and natural language processing. His attitude toward production NLP research is shaped by the time he spent at Joostware working for enterprise clients, as the first machine learning researcher on the Twitter antispam team, and as an early researcher at Amazon Alexa.

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06/27/2017 5:46pm EDT

Apart from fake news, what and which area do you think is the biggest risk that AI might cause?