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Telegram has announced a contest for an algorithm for ranking news. Durov did not abandon the idea of ​​an analogue of Yandex.News

In June, Durov spoke about plans to create "the first effective and free news aggregator in the history of the Internet."

Telegram has launched a contest to create a news ranking algorithm with a prize fund of $ 100 thousand. The terms were also published in Russian.

Participants will create an algorithm that should highlight texts in Russian and English, separate news from other materials, group them by topic, collect similar news into stories and rank the latter.

The contest page contains seven news topics: society, economics, technology, sports, entertainment, science, and articles not covered in the above topics. The winners of this competition will be able to participate in the next, whose prize fund is also 100 thousand dollars.

On June 7, Pavel Durov called on Yandex employees to switch to Telegram to create an analogue to Yandex.News. “We have a chance to create the first effective and free news aggregator in the history of the Internet,” he said then.

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