Racial bias observed in hate speech detection algorithm from Google

Understanding what makes something offensive or hurtful is difficult enough that many people can't figure it out, let alone AI systems. And people of color are frequently left out of AI training sets. So.....»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralAug 14th, 2019

Google a Danger to Free Speech

Google admitted to an over-reliance on public sources to shield itself from accusations of political bias, after its automated algorithm listed ‘Nazism’ among the California Republican Party’s ideologies, triggerin.....»»

Category: topSource: livetradingnewsJun 1st, 2018

How computer algorithms help spread racial bias in U.S. healthcare, and how they can help fix it

An algorithm used to inform healthcare decisions for millions of people show.....»»

Category: topSource: latimesOct 24th, 2019

Google bringing podcasts into search

Google's algorithm uses speech recognition to search the show's spoken words for searching. But at first, you'll need to add "podcast" to your search......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralAug 9th, 2019

Google bringing podcasts into search

Google's algorithm uses speech recognition to search the show's spoken words for searching. But at first, you'll need to add "podcast" to your .....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayAug 8th, 2019

Executive: YouTube needs "new set of rules and laws"

The video-sharing platform YouTube is striving to block those who would use it to promote racism, hate speech, violence and disinformation, its number two executive has told AFP, as the Google-owned company comes under increasing scrutiny. .....»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJul 29th, 2019

Google CEO Sundar Pichai says tackling hate speech on YouTube is hard

YouTube is under fire for hosting channels and videos that foster hate speech and fake news......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJun 10th, 2019

Offended By What Someone Said? Now You Can Report Them To Law Enforcement

Via MassPrivateI blog, Soon free speech will be a thing of the past in paranoid America. DIGIT Lab's "Hate Incident Reporting" app promises to turn complete strangers into secret, hate speech/bias spies. Watch .....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeMay 9th, 2019

A flood online of hate speech greets lawmakers probing Facebook and Google about white nationalism

A congressional hearing to explore the spread of white nationalism on social media quickly served to illustrate of the problem Silicon Valley faces, after anonymous users on YouTube began posting attacks on the basis of race and religion......»»

Category: topSource: washpostApr 9th, 2019

Facebook Algorithm Flags The Declaration Of Independence As "Hate Speech"

Authored by Mac Slavo via, Over the last couple of years major social media, news and video platform.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeJul 5th, 2018

Facebook thought Declaration of Independence quotes were hate speech

A Facebook algorithm took down excerpts of the historic document, saying they went "against our standards".....»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJul 5th, 2018

Artificial intelligence has a racial bias problem. Google is funding summer camps to try to change that

Artificial intelligence has been criticized for its use as a surveillance tool and for racist algorithms built into software. Nonprofit organization AI4All wants to show people tha.....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayAug 10th, 2018

Google Staff Discussed Search "Tweak" To Bias Trump Travel Ban Results

The notion that Google's search algorithm is biased (explicitly or impli.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeSep 21st, 2018

Facebook, Twitter and Google Finally Got Some Good Feedback on Their Anti-Hate Speech Efforts

Transparency is an issue, though. European Union officials have given Facebook, Google and Twitter a rare pat on the back, for cutting the time it takes to scrub hate speech.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneFeb 4th, 2019

The last major public speech from Google cofounder Larry Page offers a fascinating hint at what he could do next (GOOGL, GOOG)

Getty On Tuesday, Google cofound.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderDec 4th, 2019

Sens. Wyden, Booker urge agencies and companies to address algorithm bias in health care

Sen. Ron Wyden joined with Sen. Cory Booker to fire off letters to the Federal Trade Commission and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, asking them to provide more information on how they are addressing bias in algorithms used in health car.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsDec 3rd, 2019

Time For Antitrust Laws For Apple, Amazon, Facebook, & Google?

What happens when a corporation starts to control speech? If they aren’t charging you to use their platform and it’s a publicly traded company, you... The post Time For Antitrust Laws For Apple, Amazon, Facebook, & Google? appeared first on ValueWalk......»»

Category: blogSource: valuewalkDec 3rd, 2019

The Margin: Sacha Baron Cohen doubles down on his sharp rebuke of top tech companies, while Facebook insists it’s anti–hate speech

The comedian who gave us such controversial hits as “Borat” and “Who Is America?” was in no mood for laughs last week......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchNov 26th, 2019

Sacha Baron Cohen just called out the "Silicon Six," a group of American billionaires that he says "care more about boosting their share price than protecting democracy" (GOOG, FB, TWTR)

Actor and comedia Sacha Baron Cohen spoke at the Anti-Defamation League on Thursday about hate speech, anti-Semitism, and violence.  Cohen was particu.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderNov 23rd, 2019

Watch the viral clip of Sacha Baron Cohen tearing into Mark Zuckerberg over hate speech, violence, and political lies on Facebook

Actor and comedian Sacha Baron Cohen had harsh words for the country's biggest tech companies while accepting the International Leadership Award from the Anti-.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderNov 22nd, 2019

Sacha Baron Cohen tore into Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook over hate speech, violence, and political lies

Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP Actor and comedian Sacha .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderNov 22nd, 2019