December 19th, 2012, 07:44 PM
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Incredible android application in search of beta testers!
Automatic news summary from many sources on smartphones!
How would it seem to you having automatically on your smartphone a single summary of the news from multiple sources? Unbelievable? Yet, now it seems that not only can it go into practice, but it is also offered freely to all so as to become a part of our everyday life! Its name: NewSum!
Who does it?
SciFY(www.scify.org), a not-for-profit organisation which develops cutting-edge information technology to solve real life problems and offers it freely to all, including all design, implementation details and support needed.
What is NewSum?
A really innovative application,NewSum(NewSum - SciFY - Science For You) that automatically summarizes information from many sources and combines them in a single text! It is an intelligent summary of all the different information that you would get if you read all the articles from all the sources you visit (or that you would like to have time to visit...). With the use of cutting-edge artificial intelligence technology, news are summarised and all repeated information is not duplicated. All these in a user friendly, tested and effective application.
Why do they do it?
As SciFY puts it: "The goal of this project is to reinforce pluralism in news coverage. Think about it: How can you get the whole picture in your areas of interest, fast? Up to now, in order to be well-informed about what you really want to, you were obliged to visit at least 2-3 different sites/blogs and spend valuable time reading news that are by 80% the same… Newsfeeds, news aggregators are not real solutions: They just group articles, but you still have to do the rest of the job, since you have to visit all the different sources in order to get the information you need (when / if you have the time!). NewSum is on the way to change all this..."
Why is it important to help NewSum?
How you can help in this phase?
The first version is soon to be released and needs testing. SciFY creates now a small group of beta testers, who are going to be the first to have access to the application. Anyone interested to see it in practice can contact SciFY soon by clicking here: http://goo.gl/nfmUJ
- it is offered freely to all using open source code and all the support needed.
- it promotes pluralism in news coverage by using cutting-edge artificial intelligence technology.
- it is developed by an not-for-profit organisation by young volunteers - entrepreneurs.
For any questions feel free to contact me!