A new AI-powered Chrome extension judges content on its ‘trustworthiness’
Called Unpartial, it’s an offshoot of natural language processing previously developed by Recognant for cancer researchers and market testers.
An artificial intelligence company has launched what it says is the first autonomous AI tool for determining the “trustworthiness” of a story.
Recognant has described the tool as being a detector of “fake news,” but it’s actually a “trustworthiness” detector. It doesn’t check facts or validate the source, but instead uses generated rules to evaluate the internal validity of a story. It is appropriate only for content of about 300 words or more, which excludes most tweets or Facebook posts.
The tool looks at such factors as whether the article’s conclusions are too biased based on the information presented, if the claims are backed up and if the math makes sense. It also considers the correctness of the grammar, the density of facts and the presence of subjective statements.