NEWS15 May 2019

Full Fact wins Google AI grant

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UK – Fact-checking organisation Full Fact has won a grant from Google to develop automated fact-checking tools using artificial intelligence.

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Full Fact is one of 20 organisations to receive support from the Google AI Impact Challenge, which includes access to grant funding, coaching from Google’s AI experts and Google Cloud consulting and credits.

The charity has been working with Africa Check, Chequeado and the Open Data Institute on the project, which aims to use artificial intelligence to tackle misinformation.

The organisations will share $2m from the grant over three years to develop trend monitoring and clustering tools to aid fact checkers’ analysis of news and other information.

Full Fact said in a statement: "In three years, we hope our project will let individual citizens and internet users place trust with confidence, help internet companies make fair and informed judgements at scale, and enable policy makers to better understand how they can respond to misinformation while robustly protecting free speech."