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'Fake News' Meets Real Adversary as $1M Leaders Prize Awarded to Canadian AI Solution; Cash prize won by Bill Wu of Ava

Sep 10, 2020 - Business Wire
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Communitech, in conjunction with The Leaders Fund, Schulich Foundation and University of Waterloo, is pleased to announce that Bill (Yu) Wu, of the team Ava, has been selected as the winner of the $1-million Leaders Prize. For this first-of-its-kind competition, Bill developed and submitted a solution that used artificial intelligence (AI) to solve a global problem that has been undermining democracies across the globe: 'fake news' and the spread of misinformation.

"This was a definite sur...