QBurst Team Bags Prize at Techspectations
A team of young techies from QBurst bagged the second prize for their product, notJusNews, at Techspectations, the first media hackathon organized by ManoramaOnline. Congratulations to Aravind Ajith, Eldhose Shibu, Kiran Balakrishnan, Kiran Jose, and Athul Jayson. They were one of the 35 teams shortlisted to participate in the event.
The challenge was to build an innovative media-related application. The team scored with notJusNews, a viral news prediction system that is powered by deep neural network and machine learning. The system identifies words that are semantically similar to words in a viral news and helps predict the virality of a particular news story. The product envisioned as a Freemium model comes with a mobile app and a dashboard—Go Viral—that pushes the viral content to the app. The concept fetched the team a cash prize of Rs 1.5 lakh.
Techspectations, which was conducted at Kochi on 19 November 2016, brought together the cream of the IT industry from around the world.