We were inspired by the GovTech Alliance's "Technologies to Counter Extremism" challenge. Our idea was to create a technological solution to the problem of combatting violent extremism. ARI contributes to this goal by helping key stakeholders understand a complex problem from different angles.
What it does
ARI is a research application for government intelligence analysts, scholars, and students. It lets you study a topic from three different perspectives by entering your search term and selecting from different data source options: IBM Watson Discovery News for the journalistic perspective, Core for the scholarly perspective, and Google Edu and Gov for the perspective of elite educational and government institutions.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
Learning how to use a variety of new technologies very quickly.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We built a unique product that is valuable for government intelligence analysts, researchers, scholars, and students who want to understand complex topics from multiple perspectives.
What we learned
We learned how to integrate a variety of APIs and technologies, including IBM Watson Discovery News API, Core API, Google Custom Search API, LoopBack, AWS, and Bluemix.
What's next for ARI
Add data visualization for sentiment analysis and allow the user to study an issue from different sides of the political spectrum.