A technology of trust in a trustless information economy: Insights into The News Provenance Project

By Bernat Ivancsics and Bhaskar Ghosh Yesterday, The New York Times’ R&D team, in collaboration with IBM Garage, released the initial findings of The News Provenance Project (NPP), which began in July. The project is an attempt to curb the growing threat of misinformation by making the sources and origin (i.e. provenance) of journalistic content

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Becoming more mindful about visual information:  A Q&A with Alberto Cairo, author of ‘How Charts Lie’

Alberto Cairo is an associate professor and Knight Chair of Visual Journalism at the University of Miami. He recorded this interview with Alex Calderwood before delivering a lecture about his recently released book How Charts Lie: Getting Smarter about Visual Information. What spurred you to write this book? Have you been thinking about it for

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Innovating with AI

Medium’s Chief Architect Xiao Ma spoke at Stanford on Nov. 5th asking the question: How does technology reshape content discovery and delivery? He unpacked Medium’s on-point recommendation system, a hybrid model that joins collaborative filtering (“How can we recommend content based on your previous history and people similar to you?”) and content-based filtering (“I don’t

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A Taxonomy for VR

Eve Weston, CEO and founder of Los-Angeles based VR studio Exelauno told Stanford  students that she has developed a way to talk about VR — what she calls a “taxonomy” for VR. This taxonomy unpacks the emotional intensity of the VR experience into its key parts: Narrative (1st person, 2nd person, 3rd person?) Visual Options (Embodied

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Stanford Welcomes Washington Post’s Director of Engineering

Stanford welcomed Jeremy Bowers, Director of Engineering, at The Washington Post. Bowers and his team are ramping up for the 2020 election, focusing on political data projects including election restyles, congressional votes and campaign finance. Bowers spoke on October 15 to an interdisciplinary group of Stanford students (compute science, engineering and business, among others). He

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