A rising percentage of Americans now obtain their news online through news outlets and social media. This means that efficient as it is to inform an audience, it is equally efficient for an unreliable source to misinform, mislead, and enflame.
Is it possible to engineer a program to remember the whole internet? That’s exactly what the startup Diffbot is trying to achieve. Diffbot is a company that utilizes artificial intelligence (AI) in order to extract as much data from the internet as possible. AI is the computational simulation of human intelligence and is responsible for inventions such as Amazon Alexa and self-driving cars.