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Press Release -- April 4th, 2018
Source: Ericsson

The Future of Truth: Ericsson Innovation Awards 2018 finalists announced

Ericsson has announced the four finalists of the Ericsson Innovation Awards 2018, a global student competition that invites university students to partner with Ericsson experts to envision the future of ICT.

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The Future of Truth

Aligning with this year’s Nobel Week Dialogue, the theme for the competition challenged student teams to answer the question of how technology can improve the way we find, validate and share truth on the age of ICT. Exploring the Future of Truth, 1,444 university teams representing 107 countries entered the competition to present their innovative solutions.

With more than EUR 50,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs, the four finalist teams will compete in the Grand Final Event at the Nobel Museum in Stockholm, Sweden on May 17, 2018 when the winner will be selected.

The finalists

Team Alfred, Stanford University, Columbia University, and Rochester Institute of Technology, United States
Alfred is an Ai-powered personal assistant that gathers information, identifies bias, and sifts through the noise.

Team Open Sesame, Tongji University, China
Open sesame is a platform that reviews and verifies retail reviews and ratings to ensure a more reliable shopping experience.

OwnLabs, Ecole Supérieure Polytechnique de Dakar and Université de Ziguinchor, Senegal
OwnLabs is building virtual science labs for communities without the funds to build their own physical labs.

Team TL;DR, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi Technological University, India.
TL;DR’s platform summarizes and simplifies user agreements to help consumers make informed decisions.

For more information on the finalists, their solutions, and the 2018 competition, visit the Ericsson Innovation Awards 2018 site.

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