Google’s Hate Speech Detection A.I. Has a Racial Bias Problem

A Google-created tool that uses artificial intelligence to police hate speech in online comments on sites like the New York Times has become racially biased, according to a new study. The tool, developed by Google and a subsidiary of its parent company, often classified comments written in the African-American vernacular as toxic, researchers from the […]

Social Media’s Plan to Fight Online Trolls Gets a Reality Check: Eye on A.I.

Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube executives say artificial intelligence is the solution to policing the deluge of offensive content that users post on their services. The technology could quickly scan all incoming content, the executives argue, and remove what it considers to be hateful, harassing, and violent. But the reality is likely more modest. Although machine […]