SciArt Checker: The Stage on the Screen

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Fake news are one of today’s greatest challenges, and, as the pandemic has shown, in science, medicine and health, these fake news can have terrible consequences. Hence, it is becoming urgent to fight back.

In this context Opscidia has created an artificial intelligence based fact-checking tool named “Science Checker” which helps non experts to assess whether a claim is backed or contradicted by the scientific literature. However, scientific information is particularly complex for the general public. Hence, there is indeed a real need to support the user in order to provide a full educational experience. 

Our project “SciArt Checker” is the result of a collaboration between Opscidia startup and a Science Comedy Show group specialized in theater applied to scientific mediation. Our project offers a new way of representing scientific information through theatricalization. The screen of our SciArt Checker application turns into a scene where avatars appear to challenge and guide the user to offer him a unique experience.

About the team:

Winthin Opscidia Team, there are Sylvain (co-founder), Loïc (AI developer) and Assia (R&D project manager and actress). Within the Science Comedy Show, there are Matthieu (co-founder & artistic director) and Eva (actress & an assistant professor).

Websites: Opscidia, Science Comedy Show


Science comedy show

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MediaFutures was part of the S+T+ARTS ecosystem.

MediaFutures is part of the S+T+ARTS ecosystem.