Global newsroom teams will harness AI to counter misinformation


Eight newsroom teams from the U.S and around the world will develop products and processes that harness AI to amplify truth and combat mis- and disinformation, as part of the International Center for Journalist’s Leap Innovation Lab kicking off this week. 

ICFJ’s Leap Innovation Lab chose the teams from almost 400 applicants based on their potential to use AI to create prototypes to counter manipulated content. Proposals range from tools to track the origin and flow of disinformation across platforms, to automating verification and responses to user queries about dubious claims. At the end of the program, the teams with the most innovative solutions will receive funding to further develop their ideas into real-world tools. 

"AI tools have become incredibly powerful and accessible — both for bad actors and for good," said Maggie Farley, ICFJ’s senior director of innovation. "We're challenging these teams to leverage AI to safeguard integrity and trust in news.”

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