Real or Fake News?

I trained the GPT-2 AI with the abstracts of the Calendars of State Papers, to produce hundreds of ‘fake’ abstracts, following this tutorial.

Using the results I built an application which displays two abstracts, one real and one generated by AI, allowing users to vote on which they think is correct. The application keeps a tally of correct results.

The project makes use of Shinyalerts to display a pop-up window with the result of each guess.

Yann Ryan
Yann Ryan
Research Fellow, Networking Archives Project

I’ve been at Queen Mary, University of London since 2014 and recently completed a PhD in the history of early modern news.