How Behavio's smart metadata could help verify amateur news photos

By Garrett Goodman

Technology from the Knight News Challenge winner Behavio could provide valuable insight to journalists when fact-checking user-generated content.

This Monday six winners were announced for the latest Knight News Challenge, which focused on the topic of networks. One of the winners rewarded $355,000 was an open-sourced Android platform called Behavio, which "turns phones into smart sensors of people's behaviors and surroundings."

The technology, which emerged from founder Nadav Aharony's (@nadavahaproject at MIT Media Lab, proposes to create a software development kit for apps that would allow individuals to explore data about their lives, by tracking their activity through the multiple sensors now present on most Android smartphones.



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