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Cross-Language Media Review: Identifying Inaccuracies in GESI Conversations

Challenge Start: Feb 2nd, 2024

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In today’s digital age, the proliferation of inaccurate or misleading content online poses a significant challenge to societal well-being and informed public discourse. Particularly in the context of Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI), it’s essential to ensure that online narratives are accurate and constructive. This project focuses on developing robust language models for Tamil and Sinhala. These models will be specialized in analyzing online content related to GESI, aiming to identify and flag content that may be misleading or factually inaccurate. In this 8-week challenge, you will join a collaborative team of 50 AI engineers from all around the world.

The problem

The digital landscape, especially in multilingual contexts like Sri Lanka, is often riddled with content that can skew public perception and hinder social progress. Identifying such content manually is a labor-intensive and challenging task, given the volume of data generated every day. There’s a pressing need for automated solutions that can process information in local languages like Tamil and Sinhala effectively, ensuring that the digital discourse surrounding GESI topics is healthy and informative.

The project goals

  1. Data Gathering and Annotation: Collect a comprehensive dataset of online content in Tamil and Sinhala, spanning various digital platforms. This dataset will then be meticulously labeled, categorizing content based on its accuracy and relevance to GESI topics.
  2. Language Model Development: Develop and fine-tune advanced language models for Tamil and Sinhala. These models will be specifically tailored to understand the nuances of content related to GESI, enabling them to effectively analyze and flag content that does not align with factual accuracy.
  3. Promote Informed Discourse: By ensuring that the digital space is conducive to accurate and constructive discussions around GESI, the project aims to contribute to a more informed and inclusive online environment.

Through these goals, the project aspires to foster a digital ecosystem where discussions around GESI are rooted in accuracy and constructive dialogue, thereby supporting social progress and understanding.

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Good English

A very good grasp in computer science and/or mathematics

Student, (aspiring) data scientist, (senior) ML engineer, data engineer, or domain expert (no need for AI expertise)

Programming experience with Python

Understanding of Machine Learning and/or NLP

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