CAT/SP – News n. 42 – Wikipedia meeting in the Autonomous University of Barcelona

The application of artificial intelligence to improve the content of Wikipedia is one of the topics that have been discussed this weekend at Wikimedia Hackathon, an international meeting that has taken place in the Faculty of Engineering of the Autonomous University of Barcelona.  250 technical specialists from 48 countries linked to the development and maintenance of the 280 projects of the Wikimedia Foundation, either because they are part of their modest workforce of 270 employees or because they collaborate voluntarily in one of the projects. The protagonist is the free MediaWiki collaborative publishing software, which does not impede only the multiple editions of the encyclopedia, but also digital publications of companies and organizations as diverse as Amazon and NASA: they have more than 57,000 installations worldwide.