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November 2017

ATC wins Public Award in Innovation Radar Final


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After 4 weeks of public voting for the Innovation Radar 2017 competition, and a long day with TOP 20 finalists pitching for their proposals, the people have spoken!

ATC , one of the TOP 20 organizations that were set to move into the Innovation Radar Prize final, and 1 out of 4 most dynamic innovators of the 'Industrial & Enabling Tech' category, has won the Public Award for Truthnest, a tool that the company created in 2016 to address the phenomenon of fake news.

For a whole month, European citizens participated in an open vote to showcase the TOP 20 companies and organizations that are pioneering innovation across the EU by sending them to the final of the competition, at the ICT Proposers Day event , held in Budapest.

Today, the process of the final awarding phase of the "cream-of-the-crop" came to its end, including short pitches of all 20 companies, in front of a jury of experts and live audience. The audience that attended all presentations (decision makers of the private sector, key research instintutions and EU executives) recognised ATC's proposal to detect and verify fake news as the best!

Truthnest incorporates ATC's many years of experience in the media field by providing the appropriate indicators to confirm the validity of news as they are published or reproduced in social media. For the production of these indicators, news analytics techniques have been utilized using technologies such as artificial intelligence, semantic analysis and network dynamics.

In the same spirit, ATC has worked with Deutsche Welle, a media institution, to develop Truly Media platform, also using resources from the Google Digital News Initiative (DNI) Fund. Truly Media is an online collaboration environment where journalists from around the globecan use advanced digital tools for verifying news, images and videos as they are shared directly by users of social media (USG).

Athens Technology Center (ATC) designs, develops and supports innovative technology solutions for news agencies and news organizations globally for over 20 years. Truly Media is an integrated web application that is scheduled for full commercial release in October 2017. It has been co-developed by ATC (Greece) and Deutsche Welle (Germany). It builds on work carried out in EC co-funded research projects, in particular REVEAL, and is currently supported by Google´s DNI Fund (Digital News Initiative).