The purpose of AuCoDe’s technology is to automatically detect and analyze controversies as they emerge online and in social media.
Development of applications to serve specific markets, most recently to provide information and insight that will enable financial institutions’ ability to reduce risks and increase profits.
Our current focus is on financial institutions. We are also interested in serving customers working in reputation and crisis management, defense and intelligence, and advertising technology.
Controversies online and in social media have a substantial impact on civic society and the so-called "filter bubble" exacerbates polarization, both political and otherwise; fake news on both sides of the political spectrum has been a recent matter of major public attention and political concern. Positive impact on society from commercializing this technology includes helping users become better informed and more capable of critically evaluating the often-overwhelming stream of content online.
One patent pending and one provisional patent filing, both through UMass.
- 2016: Innovation Challenge top prize
- 2017: Valley Venture Mentors
- 2017: NSF I-Corps national team project
- 2017: MassChallenge
- 2018: NSF SBIR Phase I
- UMASS Innovation Challenge
- National Science Foundation