‘Contextualization Engines’ can fight misinformation without censorship

Search engines are nice. But we can do far better with modern AI.

What a contextualization engine might look like in practice

Option A: Without a contextualization engine

Option B: With a (very basic) contextualization engine

This magnifying glass feature on WhatsApp was a valuable step forward. But it doesn’t currently work in practice in many cases. It makes it easier to look up messages on Google, but keyword search doesn’t work for long messages, images, videos, audio, with data voids, etc. We need more tools designed for contextualization.

Why even the basic contextualization engine helps

Contextualization systems can be even more helpful

The potential — and risks — of artificial intelligence advances

How can we make this happen?

Founder of the Thoughtful Technology Project & GMF non-res fellow. Prev Tow fellow & Chief Technologist @ Center for Social Media Responsibility. av@aviv.me