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Above: Seattle Public Library, by Rem Koolhaas. Photo by Moody75 via Wikimedia Commons.
Today, Knight Foundation is announcing 14 winners of the 2016 Knight News Challenge on Libraries. Each winner will receive a share of $1.6 million to ...
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Photo of Francis Tseng courtesy of Liya Safina.
In November, Reuters was among the largest news organizations to announce that it will close online user comments on news stories. It wasn’t a huge surprise in our contemporary digital environment where the comments section can often disintegrate into the depths of politically misguided, racially insensitive and profanity-laced conversation.
Knight Prototype Fund winner Francis Tseng wants to change that with machine learning and artificial intelligence.
Tseng, a Knight-Mozilla OpenNews Fellow, received $35,000 in support last year from Knight Foundation to build a prototype for his news aggregation application, Argos. Argos seeks to automate the creation of timelines out of news events and news stories. So instead of a person manually curating how content fits together, the right kind of automation could allow a computer to recognize articles from the same event and organize them.
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