At Logically we are on a mission to improve the way we consume and interact with the news. In recent years we have witnessed a breakdown in civic discourse, and polarisation of our media and our politics. The effect of misinformation – the spread of which has only been exacerbated by social media – has furthered the decline in effective and constructive discourse in society.
We believe that, although complex and far-reaching, these problems are not insurmountable. Using advanced AI technologies Logically builds tools that aim to improve the quality of the journalism we read and platforms that contextualise the heaps of information available to us so that we are better informed about the topics that matter to us.
To improve civic discourse
The seeds of Logically were sown in 2016 when our founder and CEO – studying at MIT – observed the breakdown in discourse between friends as they tried to discuss the US presidential elections. It reminded him of his own experiences of conversation in the UK during the Brexit referendum. He was struck by the hyper-partisan, aggressive nature of these discussions in which neither side seemed prepared to cede anything to their opponents.
Logically was born as a response to these problems. The first employee joined in July 2017 and has subsequently grown to around 70 members of staff across the UK and India.
The first Logically App was launched in April 2019 in India in time for the general election and integrated contextualised newsfeeds and a bespoke fact-checking service. Thousands of requests were made to our fact-checking team through the app during the election. This Summer Logically will be releasing its UK app offering a whole host of new features. Visit our product page to find out more.
Developers, designers, data scientists and annotators constitute Logically’s Tech team. In order to train Logically’s algorithms, our specialist journalists have annotated over 20 million sentences of news content. While developers optimise and consolidate Logically’s back-end, our designers shape its front-end. Our data scientists are developing statistical verification pipelines and honing our misinformation detection and classification models.
Our Product team intersects between the business and technology and acts as the voice of the user. Defining the vision and guiding the commercial success of our products it leads the cross-functional team that is responsible for building and improving them.
Logically’s Editorial team analyses and communicates our algorithms’ most salient findings. Relying on Logically’s native data, we produce written, video, and audio content that contextualises and connects the news. We aim to provide statistically-grounded insights into misinformation. Editorial also oversees any high-sensitivity data judgements.
Logically’s Outreach, Business Development, Social Media and Marketing teams represent our front-facing, collaborative interests. Together they explore and nurture partnerships with the public and private sectors, secure grants and fundings for Logically, and ensure Logically’s online presence is diverse, responsive, and engaging on all channels.