13 June, 2017
New York Times Opens Up Comments With Google-backed AI
Trolls have long enjoyed the upper hand on the Internet: Their hate and stupidity can turn social media into a toxic cesspool, and drive people away from online discussions altogether. So kudos to the New York Times for striking back.
On Tuesday, the Grey Lady launched a new system called Moderator, which will rely on machine learning developed by Jigsaw, a subsidiary of Google-holding company Alphabet, to dramatically expand its online comment forums—while also containing the trolls.