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Micro-facts 2021 JournalismAI Collab Challenges

This spring, we joined the 2021 JournalismAI Collab Challenges. It is  a new series of collaborative experiments that bring together media organisations to explore innovative solutions that improve journalism via the use of AI technologies.  The AI Collab is powered by the Google Digital News Initiative. With BBC News Labs, Clwstwr and Media City Bergen / NCE Media we explored how we might use modular

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Factiverse wins Startup Battle at Fremtidens Investor

We won the Startup Battle and 50.000 investment option from Herfo. The pitching competition was part of the “Future Investor” – “Fremtidens Investor” event from KÅKÅ|nomics supported by Herfo which took place on the 29 of October in the Rogland region.  The main objective was to give women entrepreneurs an arena to present their ideas, shed light on entrepreneurship and inspire other women to dare

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SR-bank’s Innovation Award 2020

Factiverse’s Co-Founder and CTO, Vinay Setty is the winner of Sparebank 1 SR-bank’s innovation award for 2020. He was awarded for Factiverse’s software that identifies news that is not true or lacks credibility. The prize was awarded by Executive Vice President Thor-Christian Haugland of SR-Bank during the annual party at the University of Stavanger on 29 October 2021. It consists of a diploma and a

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Top Design-Driven Innovation Program 2021

Factiverse delivers technology that helps journalists to find credible online information. Now we are going to focus on younger users and help them to become better at critical thinking and fact-checking. Factiverse is collaborating with the design agency Heydays and school initiative – Tenk from Faktisk.no on the project “Double Check”. The aim of the project is to help Norwegian school students become critical media

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Who are our investors?

Factiverse would not be what it is without it’s diverse field of investors.  Recently, the company had the pleasure of welcoming Espen Egil Hansen as the new chairman of it’s board. Hansen comes from a background in some of Norway’s leading media companies. Early investors in the company include entrepreneur Murshid Ali, founder of Huddlestock and the Oslo Stock Exchange-listed company Norsk Solar. Joining him

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Factiverse Joins Minister of Foreign Affairs In Presenting At Media Cluster-Powered Conference

May 25 saw a digital conference on disinformation and fake news be hosted by NCE Media, the innovation engine of the Norwegian Media Cluster, and Media City Bergen. Factiverse CEO Maria Amelie was among several high-profile media figures, including representatives of NRK, Faktisk.no and the Norwegian Media Authority, in holding a presentation on how false information spread, and how Artificial Intelligence can be used to

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Factiverse Welcomes New Chairman of the Board Espen Egil Hansen

Espen Egil Hansen is set to bring an extensive amount of experience to the board. The former Director of New Media Concepts at Schibsted also has a background as an Editor-in-Chief of Norway’s largest newspaper Aftenposten and Verdens Gang.  In addition to joining the Factiverse board as it’s new chairman, Hansen also currently serves as Second Vice President of the International Board of Directors of

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Factiverse Pitches Fight Against Misinformation At Media Motor Europe Event

At it’s closing event for the 2nd support cycle, Media Motor Europe hosted a pitching and networking event. The event, Mediatech on stage #2, witnessed 21 Mediatech startups graduate from a 6-month mentoring programme, with European expert coaching support. Among those startups pitching for a continent-wide audience was Factiverse. “More than half of the planet today is online”, explained Factiverse CEO Maria Amelie in her

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A Shifter article about Factiverse

On April 6, 2021, the online newspaper Shifter posted an article about Factiverse. Journalist Magnus Peter Harnes interviewed company founder and CTO Vinay Setty and cofounder and CEO Maria Amelie. The article tells the story of how it all started for Factiverse and what the goal of the company is. Factiverse, which started as a science project at the University of Stavanger in 2016, is

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Factiverse discusses Ai and Deepfakes

Earlier this summer Maria Amelie, CEO of Factiverse, participated in a panel at the News Summit impact 2021 (which is powered by European Journalism Centre and Google News Initiative). The panel discussed Ai, Deepfakes, and how journalists can take on the challenges presented by both Ai and Deepfakes. The main question asked was: How can journalists know what’s real? Joining her in the panel was

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