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June 26-27, 2017: Training
June 27-29, 2017: Tutorials & Conference
New York, NY

Tackling the fake news problem with AI

Delip Rao (Joostware)
11:55am12:35pm Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Location: Sutton South/Regent Parlor
Secondary topics:  Media, Natural Language
Average rating: ****.
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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


Delip Rao is the founder of Joostware, a San Francisco-based company specializing in consulting and building IP in natural language processing and deep learning. Delip is a well-cited researcher in natural language processing and machine learning and has worked at Google Research, Twitter, and Amazon (Echo) on various NLP problems. He is interested in building cost-effective, state-of-the-art AI solutions that scale well. Delip has an upcoming book on NLP and deep learning from O’Reilly.

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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?