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A modular prototype aims to become a “Wolfram Alpha for government” by allowing developers to plug in their own APIs.
These are some of the projects and discussions that caught our attention at this year’s MIT-Knight conference.
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.
Kernels of corn spelling out "truth"
Matt Stempeck’s Gmail extension aims to automatically detect bogus claims and help guide you (or your hysterical relative) back to sanity.
X-ray Gogs
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.
Does the quest for balance in news stories open journalists up to claims of bias? It’s all about the framing. Jonathan Stray
Droplet demo
At this year’s MIT-Knight Civic Media Conference, two back-to-back presentations wowed us with new ideas.
Truth Goggles sample
An MIT grad student is studying users’ behavior to understand how his software might influence their critical thinking skills.
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Recode, Reuters, Popular Science, The Week, Mic, The Verge, and USA Today’s FTW have all shut off reader comments in the past year. Here’s how they’re all using social media to encourage reader discussion.
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The speed gains are very real. But do publishers want to trade in the open space of what we’ve known as the web for yet another platform they have little control over?
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