Wikipedia has a past of being notorious for incorrect information, since it’s a site that anyone can edit. Aaron Halfaker, a senior research scientist at the Wikimedia Foundation, has built an artificial intelligence (AI) engine to identify these acts of vandalism, a step toward replacing some of the volunteer editors with AIs.
His engine relies on algorithms with “a sense for human fallibility,” and it is called “Objective Revision Evaluation Service,” according to MIT Tech Review. He said ORES can be trained to score the quality of new changes to Wikipedia and determine whether the edit made was good or not.
Another reason why Halfaker wanted to start this project because there has been a decline in the number of active contributors on Wikipedia.
ORES can judge the English, Portuguese, Turkish and Farsi versions of Wikipedia, and some of the Wikipedians who use the editing tools have already begun experimenting with the system, according to MIT.
Nokia’s virtual reality camera
Nokia is bringing its focus to virtual reality with a new camera designed for professional content creators. The company recently announced it is starting to take preorders for the VR camera OZO, as well as provide more details about the OZO. The camera features the ability to capture 3D footage at 360 degrees, includes 8 sensors, and weighs 9.3 pounds (including the battery).
“OZO aims to advance the next wave of innovation in VR by putting powerful tools in the hands of professionals who will create amazing experiences for people around the world,” said Ramzi Haidamus, president of Nokia Technologies. “We expect that virtual reality experiences will soon radically enhance the way people communicate and connect to stories, entertainment, world events, and each other. With OZO, we plan to be at the heart of this new world.”
Facebook has SDK available for developers to download
Facebook has a SDK for tvOS (currently in beta), which will allow developers to build social experiences on Apple TV. Developers can integrate the following features into their tvOS app:
- Facebook Login: An easy way for people to log into the tvOS app.
- Share to Facebook: People can share links, photos and videos from the tvOS app with their friends on Facebook.
- Facebook Analytics for Apps: Understand how your audience is engaging with the tvOS app.