Friday, 14 December, 2018

Instagram's new AI tool detects bullying in photos and captions

Instagram stock Instagram is now using machine learning to detect bullying in image uploads
Roberta Sherman | 12 October, 2018, 08:45

According to the official announcement by the new head of Instagram, Adam Mosseri, the social media platform is now making use of artificial intelligence/machine learning to track down harassment in photos and their text.

The move comes alongside new kindness camera effects on the photo sharing app in a bid to promote more positivity, as the United Kingdom prepares to mark Anti Bullying Week in November and the USA carries out its National Bullying Prevention Month throughout October.

"This change will help us identify and remove significantly more bullying", Mosseri said. It's unclear what else the technology can detect and whether it would work on images without captions.

Cyclone Titli updates: Toll rises to 8 in Odisha, Andhra, 300,000 evacuated
People in coastal areas of Odisha and northern Andhra Pradesh are preparing to face the full onslaught of the cyclone . Rain will continue in places around Ranchi till tomorrow, said BK Mandal, Director, IMD, Ranchi.

In honor of National Bullying Prevention month in the US, Instagram has unveiled its latest AI features that aims to help tackle cyberbullying by scanning posted content.

When a photo is identified as likely containing "bullying content", it will be sent to the Community Operations team for a "human-review".

Recently, Mosseri replaced Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger as the new head who abruptly announced their departure in September. The company has already started rolling out this new technology, which will be deployed over "coming weeks", according to the company.

Malaysia says it will end death penalty for all crimes
The government's announcement was "an encouraging sign", Amnesty International's Kumi Naidoo said in a statement . The minister finally revealed that the paperwork for the abolishment of the death penalty is nearly done.

In May, the company started filtering out bullying comments meant to harass or upset people.

Ziegler's 12.4 million followers can automatically access the effect; simply open the camera, tap the face icon at the bottom, and click "spread kindness".

As well, Instagram is expanding its bullying comment filter to also detect and hide any bullying comments on live videos.

Pentagon grounds F-35 fighter jets in wake of crash
The US government's accountability office estimates all costs associated with the project will amount to one trillion dollars. On Sept. 28, a Marine F-35B crashed into an uninhabited marsh island near the Grays Hill community in SC .

When you select the effect in selfie mode, hearts will fill the screen, and you'll be encouraged to tag a friend. Do you agree with the use of artificial intelligence in wiping out inappropriate comments or photos on the social media app? If you switch to the rear camera, you see the word "kindness" in different languages.

Recommended

Rishabh Pant picked for first two ODIs, Kohli back as captain Rishabh Pant picked for first two ODIs, Kohli back as captain India and Windies will be locking horns in the five-match ODI series after the conclusion of the ongoing Test series. The ODI series against West Indies begins on October 21 in Guwahati before moving to Visakhapatnam on October 24.

Saha chastises Pogba for ‘attack comments Saha chastises Pogba for ‘attack comments Pogba insists that he does not need the captain's armband to be heard, however, and he believes that he is at a ideal age to act as a dressing-room leader.

Mitch McConnell says he’s ‘increasingly optimistic’ Republicans will hold the Senate Mitch McConnell says he’s ‘increasingly optimistic’ Republicans will hold the Senate The message to Republican voters: Democrats are employing radical tactics that are only growing worse. His social media posts suggest he targeted Republicans because of his political views.

Tanzanian billionaire Mohammed Dewji kidnapped Tanzanian billionaire Mohammed Dewji kidnapped Dar es Salaam regional commissioner Paul Makonda was among government officials who arrived at the scene. Early witness reports suggested that two of the kidnappers were white foreigners.

Venezuela's Maduro says Trump administration wants to have him killed Venezuela's Maduro says Trump administration wants to have him killed Mr Alban's lawyer, Joel Garcia, told reporters that when he last saw Mr Alban on Sunday, "he was not beaten, he was fine". On Monday, Reverol said Alban had also been investigated for "destabilising activities directed from overseas ".

Kanye West stages surreal White House meeting with Donald Trump Kanye West stages surreal White House meeting with Donald Trump At least Trump handled West's bad idea. dare I say, gracefully? Trump later tweeted in support of the shocking move. Trump and West previously appeared together shortly after Trump's 2016 election in the lobby of Trump Tower in NY .

Apple’s Version of Netflix Could Be FREE for Apple Device Owners Apple’s Version of Netflix Could Be FREE for Apple Device Owners The new TV service from Apple will include Apple's original content, with the company rumoured to have spent over $ 1 billion . Until recently, it had been lumped in the same speculative basket as Apple HDTVs and Apple self-driving cars.

Online Backlash Mars Facebook Portal Smart Speaker Launch with Spotify, Pandora, iHeart Online Backlash Mars Facebook Portal Smart Speaker Launch with Spotify, Pandora, iHeart And when there are more people in the room, the camera will automatically enlarge its field of view to 140-degrees to include all. Overall, your use for this device depends on a lot of variables. "We had always planned for a fall launch", Bosworth said.

What Alex Cora Expects From Rick Porcello In Game 4 Against Yankees What Alex Cora Expects From Rick Porcello In Game 4 Against Yankees Adding to the humiliation, the Red Sox got to revel in a second champagne celebration at Yankee Stadium in less than three weeks. Don't know about you, but after this, my nerves will be ready for another Red Sox-Yankees series in, oh, about 14 years.

Soyuz capsule makes emergency landing after booster failure, Russian media reports Soyuz capsule makes emergency landing after booster failure, Russian media reports A duo of astronauts from the US and Russian Federation has blasted off for a mission on the International Space Station . Today it has been shown again how great the Soyuz is: despite a misstart, the crew was safely brought back to Earth.

'That was something': Trump left speechless after Kanye visits White House 'That was something': Trump left speechless after Kanye visits White House West, a long-time Trump supporter, also decried the allegedly widespread expectation that black people should be Democrats. On the topic of women, West also spoke about how Hillary Clinton's campaign slogan did not empower him during the meeting.

Jimmy Kimmel Mocks Donald Trump’s Swearing-In Ceremony Of Brett Kavanaugh Jimmy Kimmel Mocks Donald Trump’s Swearing-In Ceremony Of Brett Kavanaugh Many polling analysts are forecasting that Democrats will pick up more than the 23 seats needed to win a majority in the House. She assured the Committee she was " 100 percent " certain it was Kavanaugh who assaulted her. "We are not about impeachment".

Selena Gomez 'Listening to Doctors' and Recovering Following Her Hospitalization Selena Gomez 'Listening to Doctors' and Recovering Following Her Hospitalization Gomez didn't attend the American Music Awards last night and the site notes that her team has been virtually silent recently. Selena reportedly wanted to leave soon after being admitted but doctors said she wasn't ready to be discharged.

After Stock Market Drop, President Trump Says Federal Reserve ‘Has Gone Crazy’ After Stock Market Drop, President Trump Says Federal Reserve ‘Has Gone Crazy’ The Fed is expected to raise interest rates at least three times in 2019, up from the two hikes that it forecasted in December. But, crucially, the higher long-term interest rates don't seem to be driven by expectations that inflation will soar higher.

Pakistan requests International Monetary Fund for bailout package Pakistan requests International Monetary Fund  for bailout package He described trade as "critical" to the lender's agenda and acknowledged that it has enabled millions of people to pave their way out of extreme poverty.