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vera.ai: VERification Assisted by Artificial Intelligence

Description du projet

Lutter contre la désinformation en ligne grâce à des solutions d’IA dignes de confiance

Les médias en ligne sont un champ de mines de désinformation et d’informations trompeuses ou manipulées. La propagation de la désinformation est difficile à contenir et entraîne des risques accrus pour la sécurité et la santé publiques. De plus, la vérification de la crédibilité des sources d'information ou la mise au jour des campagnes de désinformation demeure un exercice extrêmement difficile. Dans ce contexte, le projet "vera.ai", financé par l’UE, coopérera avec les professionnels des médias et des chercheurs pour créer des solutions d’IA dignes de confiance qui comprendront une approche de vérification des faits dans la boucle (fact-checker-in-the-loop) et des modèles d’IA qui vérifient en permanence les sources mises à jour et les données multimodales, vérifiées dans le module InVID-WeVerify et la plateforme Truly Media/EDMO. Le projet facilitera la lutte contre les technologies complexes de désinformation dans tous ses formats.

Objectif

Online disinformation and fake media content have emerged as a serious threat to democracy, economy and society. Recent advances in AI have enabled the creation of highly realistic synthetic content and its artificial amplification through AI-powered bot networks. Consequently, it is extremely challenging for researchers and media professionals to assess the veracity/credibility of online content and to uncover the highly complex disinformation campaigns.

vera.ai seeks to build professional trustworthy AI solutions against advanced disinformation techniques, co-created with and for media professionals & researchers and to also set the foundation for future research in the area of AI against disinformation.

Key novel characteristics of the AI models will be fairness, transparency (incl. explainability), robustness against concept drifts, continuous adaptation to disinformation evolution through a fact-checker-in-the-loop approach, and ability to handle multimodal and multilingual content. Recognising the perils of AI generated content, we will develop tools for deepfake detection in all formats (audio, video, image, text).

vera.ai adopts a multidisciplinary co-creation approach to AI technology design, coupled with open source algorithms. A unique key proposition is grounding of the AI models on continuously collected fact-checking data gathered from the tens of thousands of instances of “real life” content being verified in the InVID-WeVerify plugin and the Truly Media/EDMO platform. Social media and web content will be analysed and contextualised to expose disinformation campaigns and measure their impact.

Results will be validated by professional journalists and fact checkers from project partners (DW, AFP, EUDL, EBU), external participants (through our affiliation with EDMO and seven EDMO Hubs), the community of more than 53,000 users of the InVID-WeVerify verification plugin, and by media literacy, human rights and emergency response organisations.

Coordinateur

ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Contribution nette de l'UE
€ 778 750,00
Adresse
CHARILAOU THERMI ROAD 6 KM
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
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Région
Βόρεια Ελλάδα Κεντρική Μακεδονία Θεσσαλονίκη
Type d’activité
Research Organisations
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Coût total
€ 778 750,00

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