The computer has been taught to warn users about fake news

The computer has been taught to warn users about fake news. A system based on artificial intelligence is able to look for so-called “fake news” and even pictures that can manipulate the user’s opinion.

The system was developed by scientists at the University of Notre Dame. Their goal was to create a tool to combat the growing number of campaigns in social networks to stir up interethnic conflicts. In addition, the researchers wanted the system to be able to prevent the spread of misinformation that could affect the conduct of elections.

Artificial Intelligence identifies images using computer vision technologies. The system is being tested to find memos about current politicians and presidential candidates in the United States.

It is reported that the program was trained on two million posts in social networks, which appeared during the elections in Indonesia in 2019.