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Facebook Research Award: Pakistani Researcher Wins

Facebook has announced the winners of its Foundation Integrity Research: Miss Information and Polarization Application for Proposal, including 3 Pakistanis.

 Ayesha Ali, Agha Ali Raza and Ahsan Ayub Qazi of Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). A three-member team, are also among the winners.

More than a thousand entries from 77 countries were submitted for the award, of which 25 were declared successful. Including a research proposal by Lims’ three-member team, Countering Deep Fake Miss Information among Low Digital Literacy Population.

 The award will help the team develop deep fake capture technology and conduct in-house tests.

This is the second time in a row that Lums Faculty has won the stand award. A 90,000 dollar fund to protect the identities of Internet users and protect them from cybercriminals.

 Miss information and polarization are the main challenges facing Facebook not only as a company that brings people together on one platform but also as an individual in a society that faces a variety of challenges. Faces range from election interference to global epidemics.

 At the end of February, Facebook Research applied for proposals that would meet these two challenges.

 “Our goal is to support impartial research that understands these angles. And helps improve our policies, interventions and tools in the long run,” said Alex Lewtne, a senior Facebook researcher.

Facebook Assigns Our Project

 LUMS team on this significant expression is an important milestone for advancing. “We have been extremely pleased that our research grant from Facebook assigns our project. Through our research, we are committed to helping low-knowledge Internet users in the digital world understand DeepFake and to examine analytical reasons (AR) and preconceived notions in shaping the minds of such users. We hope that with the completion of this project. We will be able to deal with the problem of false and unverified news circulating on the Internet in an extraordinary way.

 Deep fake photos or videos are people in which the viewers are saying or doing things that they have never done before and for this purpose, enough photo data is required to produce real looking footage or photo.

 Facebook had invited applications from educational institutions and non-governmental organizations in February this year. As a result, more than 1,000 proposals were received from a total of 77 countries around the world.

 Twenty-five of them were selected from 42 countries around the world, including Canada, Denmark, Pakistan, Turkey and the United Kingdom.

The proposals were reviewed by a committee comprising member of Facebook’s analysis and policy groups.

The winners’ research areas include health, politics, digital literacy and news. While the research itself will not be limited to Facebook Apps and technology.


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