Madhukar is one of our most experienced fact-checkers, and has been at Logically since December 2017. He holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Mysore and specialises in fact-checking statistical and political claims.
In recent years we have witnessed a breakdown in civic discourse, and polarization of our media and our politics. The effect of misinformation – the spread of which has only been exacerbated by social media – has furthered the decline in effective and constructive discourse in society. We believe that, although complex and far-reaching, these problems are not insurmountable. Using advanced AI technologies Logically builds tools that aim to improve the quality of the journalism we read and platforms that contextualize the heaps of information available to us so that we are better informed about the topics that matter to us.
We are politically-conscious but non-partisan.
We are committed to accuracy and rigour when collecting and disseminating information.
We believe in the necessity of a fair and independent media.
We seek to develop extended rather than artificial intelligence.
We believe in the democratization of AI and the absolute imperative of its responsible use by stakeholders.
We recognize that digital technology's rapid evolution, combined with the financial structures of news outlets and social media organisations, have caused information saturation and civic disenchantment.
We empathize with the constraints and challenges that users face in interacting with the news ecosystem, and believe that it is the responsibility of businesses and institutions to address these challenges.
We strive to promote diversity within our workplace, and within the creative process that shapes our technology and platform.
We welcome all other efforts in this arena and seek to collaborate wherever possible.
We affirm both the positive social applications of data and people’s agency in managing it.
Developers, designers, data scientists and annotators constitute Logically’s Tech team. In order to train Logically’s algorithms, our specialist journalists have annotated over 20 million sentences of news content. While developers optimise and consolidate Logically’s back-end, our designers shape its front-end. Our data scientists are developing statistical verification pipelines and honing our misinformation detection and classification models.