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A modular prototype aims to become a “Wolfram Alpha for government” by allowing developers to plug in their own APIs.
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These are some of the projects and discussions that caught our attention at this year’s MIT-Knight conference.
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The new project provides a real-time API for closed captions, making it possible to code against what’s being said on TV right now — and enabling a broad range of applications.
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Matt Stempeck’s Gmail extension aims to automatically detect bogus claims and help guide you (or your hysterical relative) back to sanity.
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Dan Schultz’s BS-detection software really works, but there are a lot of technology issues — and people issues — getting in the way of a mainstream product.
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Does the quest for balance in news stories open journalists up to claims of bias? It’s all about the framing. Jonathan Stray
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At this year’s MIT-Knight Civic Media Conference, two back-to-back presentations wowed us with new ideas.
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An MIT grad student is studying users’ behavior to understand how his software might influence their critical thinking skills.
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