How AI helps us detect 100,000 potential claims a day2 April 2021 | Andy DudfieldIn 2019 Full Fact, Africa Check and Chequeado received a $2m grant from Google.org supporting work to build a new AI tool to fight bad information. Together we developed new tools to help fact checkers spot potential claims online. At the moment, this averages to around 100,000 claims a day - 1,000 times more than what we were able to detect previously. We have developed a claim-type classifier to guide fact checkers towards claims that might be worth investigating. So our fellow fact checkers in South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya and Argentina have all been able to publish new fact checks using these techniques.