Mizzou Engineers Help RJI Develop JSafe App

Mizzou Engineers Help RJI Develop JSafe App

The JSafe app will allow female journalists to better document and store incidents of harassment. Computer Science students have developed an app to help female journalists document harassment. The JSafe app lets reporters store incident reports in a secure, cloud-based system. The app is a partnership between Mizzou Engineering, MU’s Reynolds Journalism Institute and the [...]
App to help families find restroom accommodations

App to help families find restroom accommodations

Fang Wang Families and individuals needing special restroom accommodations could have an easier time finding public bathrooms in the future, thanks to an app in development at Mizzou Engineering. The app is expected to provide a user-friendly way to find family restrooms, restrooms with universal changing tables and unisex bathrooms. RestroomMap.com, with support from the [...]
MU Students Develop Tool to Fight Fakery

MU Students Develop Tool to Fight Fakery

Imagine watching a video from a presidential candidate on your favorite political blog, only to find out later that the candidate not only disavows the video but claims she never made the video in the first place. These so-called “deepfake videos,” which use fabricated photos and audio, are among the biggest challenges facing the news […]

A (verified) picture is worth a grand prize

A (verified) picture is worth a grand prize

Engineering’s Alex Johar, Journalism’s Zechang Fu, Rachel Thomas and Meiying Wu, and TSU’s William Fries created VeriPixel, which uses blockchain technology — similar to that used by cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin — to allow news organizations and news consumers to verify the authenticity of photographs sent over open networks.

MU developers make semifinals of national app competition

The team developed Mood Toolkit to provide mental health researchers with a configurable real-time, context-based method to monitor patients’ daily emotional well-being. The idea was good enough to earn them a top-five finish out of approximately 70 teams in the national Mood Challenge competition, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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