A fact verification center already operates in the Czech Republic, KInIT is a part of it

The international project CEDMO (Central European Digital Media Observatory), coordinated by the Faculty of Social Sciences of Charles University (FSV UK) in Prague, launched at the beginning of October with the aim of detecting, researching and reducing the spread of so-called information failures, including misinformation.

With partners from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and experts from France and Greece, CEDMO has thus joined the network of prestigious European interdisciplinary centers. TASR informed FSV UK about this.

The aim of the CEDMO project is to speed up and streamline fact-checking with the use of artificial intelligence.

How artificial intelligence helps

“Verification involves a number of time-consuming steps, such as monitoring the online space and identifying potentially false reports that could have a significant negative impact on society,” said Mária Bieliková, project coordinator and general director of the Slovak Kempelen Institute of Intelligent Technology (KInIT) report.

As she further explained, artificial intelligence can fundamentally help people who verify facts, for example, by recommending content whose truth is important to investigate. “This is especially important for news that has the potential to spread quickly and reach large numbers of people,” she added.

KInIT, together with the Czech Technical University (ČVUT), also proposes methods and tools that will support and streamline the daily work of fact verifiers. There have been several media mentions about this activity in a variety of online newspapers and magazines, such as TREND and others. The official press release is available in Slovak only.