Better search for trustworthy content and objects discovery: NGI Forum 2018

Aug 10 2018

Better search for trustworthy content and objects discovery is one of the interactive sessions at the NGI Forum 2018 on 13 September in Porto. This highly interactive session organised by TSSG and Trust-IT zoomed in on better search for trustworthy content and objects discovery.

A short panel discussion with three SMEs Alexandru Stan (In-Two), Ales Cernivec (XLAB), Alessandro Bassi (ABC) led directly to the ConverStations, where participants moved around in groups to openly discuss about "Improving identification of content, objects and services on the internet" and "

Using new search methods to improve the relevance and reliability of search results".  The session wrapped up with each ConverStation Chair sharing the main takeaways from the interactive discussions around the common themes of Values, Challenges, Solutions and the Research and Innovation need to fill the gaps.

The full report of the session is available here

Facebook Twitter Linkedin


1 comment on "Better search for trustworthy content and objects discovery: NGI Forum 2018"

  • Sara Pittonet Gaiarin's picture
    Sara Pittonet

    "Trustworthy online information infrastructures" is one of the ten challenges identified for a more inclusive, democratic and resilient internet by the Engineroom project and reported in this blog post

    One of the biggest scalps of the unbridled growth of the internet is probably the health of our media ecosystems: profits for quality journalism have cratered, and the ad-driven business models supporting information provision online have empowered the sensational over nuance, clicks over truth. The proliferation of “fake news” and the weaponisation of information is a key challenge for the internet today, threatening the very building blocks of our democracies and societies. Ensuring access to trustworthy information, and preventing the deliberate manipulation of information flows without resorting to censorship and hampering of freedom of speech remains an unsolved challenge. We need to not just think more about specific, particularly media-friendly, topics such as fake news, deepfakes, filter bubbles and Twitter bots, but take a wider view in thinking about how we can create healthy (social) media ecosystems and create viable alternative business models for quality news and information sharing.

    Some of the questions they are asking:

    • The million dollar question: how can we make online quality journalism profitable? Which business models actually work, and how can we support them?
    • We heralded the internet as the great democratiser, giving everyone a stage- also those who we might have preferred not to (extreme political views, trolls, harassment). How do we strike the right balance between freedom of expression and addressing threats to our the resilience of our societies and individual safety?
    • ‘Fake news’ has already proven very hard to counter- certainly technological fixes such as AI-detection, appear to be only limited in their effectiveness. How will we deal with the next-generation of manipulation tools, such as deepfake technologies?

    We also invite you to read and comment about the recent "Acosta affair" can NGI technology help us identify whether a video has been tampered with?

    answered 14 Nov 2018 14:45