This weekend, an image circulated on Twitter of huge crowds in London calling for the far-right figure Tommy Robinson to be released from prison. Except the image wasn’t of crowds in London and they certainly weren’t protesting for the English Defence League leader to be released. Instead, it was a 13-year old picture of football fans in Liverpool celebrating the club’s Champion League victory. Nearly 18 months after fake news was named as word of the year, it is still alive and well on the internet. That’s why a Belgian media company, Look Live Media, is launching VeriFlix, an AI-powered software which can source and authenticate user-generated footage so journalists can differentiate between real and fake news online. How VeriFlix AI technology works The technology uses AI to help journalists verify submitted footage. The idea is that news organisations can put out requests for video, and then use VeriFlix to ensure it is real footage. For instance, says a news organisation requests video from a protest in central London. People within the specified geofenced area of central London will be able to film their surroundings and submit the video for VeriFlix authentication. The software then uses AI to authenticate the… Read full this story
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