An Indian-origin entrepreneur’s UK-based start-up that uses a machine-learning algorithm to sift fact from fiction is set to combat fake news around the world, including plans for a project specifically targeted at India. Lyric Jain, a Cambridge University engineering student originally from Mysore, set up The Logic Ally last year and has since developed the West Yorkshire-based start-up into a machine-learning platform to filter real from fiction. The platform, which is currently going through technology trials with partners and advisors, will have its full public launch in September for the UK and the US, and hit India by October. “The Logic Ally platform gathers the biggest news stories from over 70,000 domains and determines the credibility of the claims across each article. It employs 38 people across the UK, India and the US and is planning to almost double that figure.
Source: Hindustan Times July 22, 2018 12:33 UTC