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UK creates machine learning algorithm for small video sites to detect ISIS propaganda

The UK government has funded the creation of a machine learning algorithm that can be used to detect ISIS propaganda videos online.

It’s the latest move by the government to combat the distribution of extremist material on the internet. The tool was created by London-based startup ASI Data Science and cost £600,000 ($830,000) to develop. It will be offered to smaller video platforms and cloud storage sites like Vimeo and pCloud in order to vet their content. It won’t, however, be used by the biggest tech companies, including YouTube and Facebook, which are developing their own algorithms to detect extremist content.

According ASI, the algorithm can detect 94 percent of ISIS propaganda with 99.99 percent accuracy. It incorrectly…

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from The Verge – All Posts https://www.theverge.com/2018/2/13/17007136/uk-government-machine-learning-algorithm-isis-propaganda

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