Bots will soon be checking if scamsters are planning a phishing scam, or anti-social elements are planning a fake news meltdown. A group of professors and research scholars at Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology (DAIICT) has designed a new tool in Artificial Intelligence (AI) that will read Indian languages and analyse the intentions of the netizens based on their foot-prints on the World Wide Web. These experts, with the help of Information Retrieval (IR) and Natural Language Processing (NLP) technology, will create an intelligent bot that will have the capacity to look at the nuances of a language and figure out ideas being communicated and retrieve relevant information.
“One of the most challenging issues that cyber space is currently facing is fake news. Such news mislead readers and often result in mob frenzy and even killings. We have worked in collaboration with University of Hildesheim, Germany and Ahmedabad police to develop this tool. It will be able to identify degree of aggression in Facebook and twitter posts as well as phishing and fake news which will ultimately help the cops track the origin of crime,” said Prasenjit Majumdar, associate professor at DAIICT.