WorldBrain - Verifying the Internet with Science

Raj Maurya (~raj-maurya)


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Description:

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.

Session Breakdown

  • 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.”

Prerequisites:

Basic Knowledge of:

  • Web application development.
  • Chrome API, web services
  • Java Script and others

Speaker Info:

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.

Section: Others
Type: Dev Sprint
Target Audience: Intermediate
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