Application form - Element AI challenge
Fake news: it’s insidious, it’s widespread and it’s dangerous. Beyond feeding us the latest outrageous news about our favourite celebrities, fake news plays a pivotal role in our global politics and understanding of the world. In fact, in 2016, fake news related to US politics accounted for 10.6 million of the 21.5 million total Facebook shares for the year. And let’s face it, fake news shows no signs of slowing down.

As key members of the tech and AI community, Element AI believes we can all be part of the solution. So we’re throwing you all a challenge: Present a plan or create a prototype leveraging AI to solve this issue. But don’t forget – these solutions all have important societal, technological and politic impacts that need to be carefully considered.

Up for grabs? 4 hours with two world-class AI experts and a coffee date with Yoshua Bengio.

So how are you going to make the world a better, more transparent and informed place?

Judging criteria :
Technical approach: Use of open-source models and libraries
* Bonus point for a solution that isn’t dependant on a specific language or topic

Guiding questions :
What is the solution going to look like?
How does it solve the issue of fake news?
Which sources will the solution be working with?
Would the solution be used by individuals or by media firms?
How would an end user interact with it?
What safeguards would be included as to not compromise its function?

What is your name and/or your teammates name?
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At what email address can we contact you?
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Are you registered for StartupFest?
Tell us about yourself/your team
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Where did you acquire your AI skills?
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Do you have experience building AI models? If so, in what sector?
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How does your education and experience relate to this particular problem?
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What kind of tool do you envision building?
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Will you submit a high-level plan or create a prototype?
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