Crowdsourcing and mathematics to fight fake news
To answer a complex question (for example: what happened to Malaysian Airlines flight 370?), the platform integrates all existing hypotheses and available evidence on the subject, supplied by crowdsourcing. Then, it estimates the credibility of evidence and determines the most likely hypothesis using a mathematical model (Bayesian interference).
Rootclaim intends to bring an objective, reliable solution to the growing problems of information overload and fake news. Data competes with human reasoning and even aims to correct the biases and flaws of human intuition. But the calculation still relies on information provided by humans, so on a subjective selection of data.
Spotted in 2018
By BEZALEL ACADEMY (Israel)