BRUSSELS – Lithuanian specialists say they have invented a new artificial intelligence program which can identify fake news within two minutes. The program can be translated into any language, also in Ukrainian.
Edvinas Kerza, Lithuanian deputy minister of defense, told the Kyiv Post about the development in Brussels on Sept. 20.
“This artificial intelligence ‘eats’ all news from all news portals, also Russian, and analyzes the texts, looks for fake news, documents. It takes around two minutes. After that, it passes the analysis to the so-called ‘elfs,’ professionals. Based on their assessment, a text can be automatically defined if it is fake or not and then this information goes to news portals,” Kerza explained in general how it works.
Lithuania taught the artificial intelligence to search for disinformation on the Internet. A special algorithm, which is already working for Lithuanian innovations, was presented in September, 2018 to the East StratCom Task Force and the European Commission representatives in Brussels.
In 2017 alone, Lithuania faced 55,000 cyber-attacks and tens of thousands of instances of disinformation. Seeking to raise awareness and get the EU and media organizations trained up ahead of next year’s crucial various elections, DELFI, a big Baltic media outlet, has developed a tool ‘for tracking disinformation and fact-checking’.