MuckRock and NYU researchers collaborate to help journalists tap AI to tackle growing document releases

NYU Tandon's Mona Sloane, senior research scientist for NYU's Center for Responsible AI, is working alongside NYU professor Hilke Schellmann and MuckRock. The pair has been awarded a $200,000 grant from the Patrick J. McGovern Foundation to bring an innovative AI tool to under-resourced newsrooms to significantly scale up their investigative capacity and democratize access to FOIA records. This project will integrate the NYU-developed Gumshoe prototype - a Natural Language Processing Tool that identifies relevant and irrelevant sections in large text corpora.