Tech tool arrives to help with FOIA requests

Federal agencies dealing with thousands of Freedom of Information Act requests are famously credited with stonewalling and denying and sometimes not even delivering documents. Other times the data is turned over without organization making it difficult for journalists to extract any meaningful conclusions. A team at New York University has developed an artificial-intelligence tool to help sort through documents by relevance to the topic of investigation. (Columbia Journalism Review, March 2,2022, by Paroma Soni)

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