Why Fake News Should Bother You - Ash Bhat
How to spot and stop fake news using AI
Ash started his career building mobile applications.
At the age of 16, Ash sold a software company that built personalized mobile applications for high schools and school districts. His junior year of high school, he dropped out of school and co-founded 1StudentBody.
At 1StudentBody, Ash built applications that were used in over a third of all US high schools, recruited and led the mobile engineering team, and assisted in raising millions of dollars in venture capital. In 2014, Ash founded Tetherball with Mohammad Adib, which came out of a hackathon. The company was acquired in 2015. At the age of 18, Ash decided to leave work and return to school at UC Berkeley.
Currently, Ash is focusing his time on projects around social impact. In 2017, he launched RoBhat Labs, a group primarily focused on using advance machine learning techniques to tackle complex problems. Earlier this year, Ash launched NewsBotAI, a messenger bot that classifies fake news and political bias on Facebook. In October, RoBhat Labs launched its newest project - Botcheck.me - a group of tools for users to classify political propaganda on Twitter.