A new project has just kicked off, on 9 and 10 March 2023, for the Institute of Informatics & Telecommunications, NCSR Demokritos in Trento Italy today, namely AI4TRUST, which stands for AI-based-technologies for trustworthy solutions against disinformation.
Fake news is a big challenge for society, and artificial intelligence can help. The European project will improve fact-checking by testing new methodologies and tools while automatically analysing text, audio and video sources in 7 different languages.
The goal of the European AI4Trust project is to combine human skills with the potential of artificial intelligence so as to counter online misinformation. The project is coordinated by Trento-based Fondazione Bruno Kessler and includes partners, from Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Spain, the United Kingdom and Switzerland.
The project has a duration of three years and a total funding of 5,950,000 euros by the European Union. Through the program, a platform will be built that will combine the input of artificial intelligence and that of expert fact-checkers. The system will monitor a number of social media and information sources in near real-time, using the latest artificial intelligence algorithms to analyse text, audio and video in seven languages. It will therefore be able to select content with a high risk of misinformation so that it can be flagged for review by professional fact-checkers, whose input will provide additional information for improving the algorithms.
Reports tailored to the needs of media experts and policy makers will also be developed, with the aim of providing reliable information to prevent the uncontrolled spread of disinformation.
AI4Trust project partners:
For more information on the project: https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/101070190.