We're on a collision course with fake news, hit the throttle
admission and a suite of services to foster connections with human resources, investors and business partnerships.
Attending Collision? Alex and myself will be present at the following events:
May 2, 2:20 p.m. - Fake News and the trust problem. Sad! (Featuring John Avlon of The Daily Beast and Mat Honan of BuzzFeed).
May 2, 4:00 p.m. -- A conversation with Chris Sacca (owner of Lowercase Capital and seed investor in Uber, Twitter, Instagram and others).
May 3, 10:40 a.m. - Fake news and media literacy (featuring Jared Grusd of The Huffington Post and Ana Kasparian of The Young Turks).
May 3, 11:30 a.m. - The Digital Butterfly Effect (featuring Jessica Long of Accenture).
May 3, 12:10 p.m. - Is the internet a destabilizing force in our politics? (Featuring Emily Ekins of the Cato Institute and Molly Wood of APM Marketplace).
May 3, 3:55 p.m. - Chatbots and the future of online learning (featuring Severin Hacker of Duolingo and Jason Abbruzzese of Mashable).
May 4, 11:20 a.m. - Winning the API economy (featuring Ross Mason of MuleSoft and Seteven Rosenbush of The Wall Street Journal).
May 4, 3:00 p.m.- Is there a future for humans? (Featuring Irwin Gotlieb of GroupM and Stephen Wolfram of Wolfram Research).
Collision Conference ends Thursday, but Grapple is just getting started. In the past week we've accepted opportunities to attend three similar conferences in Europe this summer, beginning with Impact CEE in Krakow, Poland, May 31 to June 1, Pioneers Festival in Vienna, Austria, June 1 to 2, and Viva Technology in Paris, June 15 to 17.
With the U.S. presidential election now squarely in the rearview, fake news purveyors have turned attention to the European continent. Alternative fact lines have run alongside contentious elections in France and Germany. Interest is waxing on the continent for solutions that could help news readers vet online content, while Facebook and Google grapple over potential filters and other censorship oriented tools. Those solutions appear wrought with limitations. In France, Facebook plans to target 30,000 supposedly fake accounts. Those accounts make up less than one percent of all content shared through the platform in France, according to CNN.
We expect to showcase a minimum viable product within the next three months, capable of identifying the original published source of any aggregated (shared) news content on any platform. Our software does not censor or filter content, and does not depend on the judgement of human arbiters in vetting content. Instead, Grapple pulls in contextual information to provides missing background and context for any online content.
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