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A SaFar in the World of Selfies, Forwards, RTs, Likes, and Beyond

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This talk is on how we developed a news article floated in the mailing list of the research group Precog to something super exciting and we have built multiple technologies around it. #ProfGiri #PrecogsRock
Project details: http://labs.precog.iiitd.edu.in/killfie/
Facebook chatbot: https://www.facebook.com/saftiebot/
Android app for marking the locations: https://goo.gl/2sIdYT
Android app for predicting the location: http://labs.precog.iiitd.edu.in/killfie/saftie

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A SaFar in the World of Selfies, Forwards, RTs, Likes, and Beyond

  1. 1. A SaFar in the World of Selfies, Forwards, RTs, Likes, and Beyond Ponnurangam Kumaraguru (“PK”) Associate Professor IIIT Delhi & IIIT Hyderabad linkedin.com/in/ponguru @ponguru fb.com/ponnurangam.kumaraguru
  2. 2. Growth of Selfies ◆ 55% of millennials (18 - 36-year-olds) have posted a "selfie" on a social media service ◆ 24 billion selfies were uploaded to Google Photos in 2015 alone 2
  3. 3. 3 #ultimateselfie
  4. 4. How it started? ◆ July 2016, mailing list ◆ Some heart-wrenching incidents ◆ No datasets 4
  5. 5. ◆ English language news articles ◆ Legitimate sources What data & how we collected? 5
  6. 6. http://labs.precog.iiitd.edu.in/killfie/ 6
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  9. 9. 9 Selfies
  10. 10. 10 Deaths
  11. 11. 11 Reasons for deaths
  12. 12. 12 Casualties
  13. 13. https://www.facebook.com/saftiebot/ 13
  14. 14. https://www.facebook.com/saftiebot/ 14
  15. 15. https://goo.gl/2sIdYT 15
  16. 16. 1000+ marked and 200+ verfied 16
  17. 17. http://labs.precog.iiitd.edu.in/killfie/saftie 17
  18. 18. Other solutions / interventions 18
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  21. 21. 21 ◆ 5,000+ messages with text, images, audio, video ◆ 800+ WhatsApp group, 200,000+ messages
  22. 22. ◆ Why people take dangerous selfies ◆ Why people believe fake messages ◆ Social / peer pressure? ◆ Social approval? ◆ Curiosity? Social Science aspect to the problems 22
  23. 23. ◆ Mark locations as dangerous ◆ Forward potentially fake messages ◆ Stop people from taking selfies in dangerous locations ◆ Be wary/vigilant of what happens online What can you do to help? 23
  24. 24. Thanks! pk@iiitd.ac.in http://precog.iiitd.edu.in/ @ponguru 24

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