Facebook Is Using AI to Flag Offensive Content

Reuters – Facebook is increasingly using artificial intelligence to find flag and remove offensive content. The AI software was originally implemented in June to find extremist video content. Joaquin Candela, Director of Applied Machine Learning, said it is able to detect nudity, violence and other content that violates the company’s community policy. The company is now testing it to monitor the content of Facebook Live, which according to Candela, presents two key challenges, “One, your computer vision algorithm has to be fast, and I think we can push there, and the other one is you need to prioritize things in the right way so that a human looks at it, an expert who understands our policies, and takes it down.” In November, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said it would also use AI and other automation software to identify fake news. LINK