The team, which identifies itself as "The Moderators", comprises Hamzah Khan, Ashar Shahid and Baqir Khan.
Hamzah Khan, a final year Mechanical Engineering student and a member of the team said that "online extremism is a menace and engineers around the world are challenged to find a solution to check such contents on internet. We are delighted to develop a device that will help curb extremism on social media".
Another member of the team, Baqir Khan said, "We are happy that our hard work has brought fruits which will encourage us to make this device better".
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"Our future plans include bringing world renowned scholars, sociologists, historians and journalists on board to teach our Artificial Intelligence (AI) Model and recommend readers what is correct and what is not," informed Ashar Shahid.
The panel of judges comprised Ruhee Neog, Director, Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, Ms. Sushobha Barve, Ashoka Fellow and Program Director of Centre for Dialogue and Reconciliation and Shivnath Thukral, Public Policy Director, Facebook India and South Asia.
Facebook's Public Policy Director, Shivnath Thukral, said that it is significant to design a programme creating an immediate impact. He was impressed with the team Moderators' idea saying it was unique and could be monetized in the future.
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