Facebook is using a meme-sniffing AI to hunt down offensive posts

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Policing hate speech and offensive content on a platform as large as Facebook is a big challenge. Filtering for nasty words and phrases is simple enough, but in the age of memes it's a lot more difficult for the website to detect sensitive posts without human input. To make things a bit easier, Facebook is deploying an AI watchdog that can sniff out bad posts all on its own.

The AI, which can sift through an immense amount of data in a very short period of time, is actually capable of reading text that's been overlaid on an image or video, and it understands several languages. It's called Rosetta, and Facebook took some time to explain how it works in a new blog post.

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