HUMAN awards grant to Ramblist to power decentralized AI-driven news
The HUMAN Protocol Foundation is delighted to announce the awarding of a new grant to Ramblist. Ramblist is a decentralized news platform that leverages AI to fact check and detect bias in articles. HUMAN Protocol’s infrastructure can enable them to pay Workers at scale across the globe.
HUMAN Protocol is designed to support many kinds of crowdsourcing; we are delighted to see it being implemented in yet another useful scenario: crowdsourcing news.
In a podcast with our Director of Ecosystem, Andreas Schemm, Jay Zalowitz, the founder of Ramblist, spoke about the vision behind the project:
“No one has done anything to really reinvent a newsroom functionally since Alexander Hamilton in the New York Post.”
He goes on to say:
“We need a world news source. A place that you can go and have reliable content that isn’t as driven by financial profit.”
After years at the Financial Times, he was familiar with the costly and problematic dynamics of running a traditional news outlet. As a sole editor of a piece, he tells Andreas, “only your mentalities and views get accounted for within the journalistic process [...] That’s a mistake.”
The Ramblist solution is to implement AI to operate a number of otherwise costly functions and, most importantly, to help detect bias and prejudice in articles, along with fact-checking.
The grant will focus on leveraging HUMAN Protocol’s payment processing system to allow Ramblist to payout their contributors at scale on-chain. HUMAN Protocol will also likely manage the reputation of given writers, which is considered a factor in the payout process.
Because of HUMAN and Ramblist’s relationship to AI, it would be easy to assume that the HUMAN system, or the Reputation Oracle, will be operating an AI quality-check on the news submitted. This is not the case, at this stage. The AI quality check is on the Ramblist side; it is a fundamental part of their business proposition.
Instead, Ramblist will use the Reputation Oracle layer to initiate payout on-chain to the writers. This can help the project to scale effectively. HUMAN Protocol is designed to scale crowdsourcing projects; the scaling solution offered by the payout processing represents the first step in Ramblist’s collaboration with HUMAN.
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