WorldBrain - Verifying the Internet with Science
Raj Maurya (~raj-maurya) |
The goal of Session
We develop a search engine for your personal knowledge. (Full-Text Search in History/Bookmarks, Evernote, Mendeley, Local Storage etc.)
Due to the increasing amount of information people are exposed to on the web, it gets too skill- and time-demanding to find quality content, and understand the full picture of a topic. Furthermore, the profit-orientation and non-customisability of the algorithms of services like Facebook and Google, increase the effect of filter bubbles and echo-chambers.
This circumstance makes it easy for people to become misinformed and is the foundation for populism and polarization to thrive.
Worldbrain’s vision is a well-informed, less polarized society. Its mission is to enable web users to quickly find the highest qualitative web-content and get a wide variety of opinions for any given topic or article at hand.
- I will talk about the basic idea behind the World Brain that is an open source project.
- How it is focused on decentralization of data.
- Why “Individuals’ security and privacy on the Internet are fundamental and must not be treated as optional.”
Basic Knowledge of:
- Web application development.
- Chrome API, web services
- Java Script and others
My name is Raj Kumar Maurya is an Open Source enthusiast and SWE, Mentor: Google Summer Of Code Student 2017 at [World Brain] . I am a Free Open Source Software [FOSS] contributor and actively involved in contributing to Mozilla, DuckDuckgo, WordPress and Docker. Apart from this I have research, industrial experience and have helped startups to grow.
I am a tech speaker and have organised meetups and talks in Mozilla [Rust] and Docker community.