Facebook spares humans by fighting offensive photos with AI

t2-terminator1 Facebook’s artificial intelligence systems now report more offensive photos than humans do, marking a major milestone in the social network’s battle against abuse, the company tells me. AI could quarantine obscene content before it ever hurts the psyches of real people. Facebook’s success in ads has fueled investments into the science of AI and machine vision that could give… Read More

from Social – TechCrunch http://techcrunch.com/2016/05/31/terminating-abuse/?ncid=rss
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Periscope introduces real-time comment moderation

Screen Shot 2016-05-31 at 2.57.40 PM Live-streaming app Periscope is rolling out a new experiment with real-time comment moderation, the company announced today. While its parent company Twitter has struggled over the years with spam and abuse – without much success, let’s be honest – Periscope is aiming to go a different route with the introduction of a community-policed system where users can report and… Read More

from Social – TechCrunch http://techcrunch.com/2016/05/31/periscope-introduces-real-time-comment-moderation/?ncid=rss
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Instagram officially announces its new business tools

instagram-business-profile Instagram this morning officially announced the launch of its tools for business users, including new business profiles, analytics, and the ability to turn Instagram posts into ads directly from the Instagram app itself. The launch comes following a series of leaks and reports of the tools’ imminent launch, and largely confirms details we already knew – like how the profiles would… Read More

from Social – TechCrunch http://techcrunch.com/2016/05/31/instagram-officially-announces-its-new-business-tools/?ncid=rss
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