grep is cheap
> implementing these systems, inexpensive compared to salaried employees or underpaid contractors.
Yup. grep -f blacklisted_words text_to_moderate
what's not to like?
The Electronic Frontier Foundation on Thursday warned that the consequences of the novel coronavirus pandemic – staff cuts, budget cuts, and lack of access to on-site content review systems, among others – have led tech companies to focus even more resources on barely functional moderation systems. Technology platforms have …
What's not to like?
What's not to like?
Like what's not to!?
What's not to like?!
(A usual AI response)
But yes, automation of a script of system is cheap and works well. AI on the other hand can get stuck in loops, make massive errors and cause lots of problems. There is a reason "AI" is doing in artistic and visual endeavours mainly, and in specific numerical search system, over functional, more complex problems.
I like to do things such as poking fun by using the 'F' word *FEEL* in place of a DIFFERENT 'F' word, and it's obvious to everyone what I really mean. So nanny-bots won't pick up on 'FEEL'. I've also seen 'onion' jokingly bot-swapped for the word 'soy' in one particular forum.
The obviousness is that bot-nanny-moderator-artificial-STUPIDITY ain't gonna work.
DARN that CRUD, *FEEL*ing mentally challenged "Twitterers" !!!
(and don't forget the spelling errors b0rking the filters)
The greatest danger of using AI moderation is the inevitable homogenising effect - creation of an artificial consensus of acceptable content based on the majority of content. Ultimately, any submission that deviates from that norm could be filtered out, leading our thinking into lock step.
Furthermore, what that norm is will be entirely unpredictable in advance. A few automated trolls could easily drive it to extremes.
AI powered search:
1) AI search engine learns which content is most favoured by web users and features that content.
2) Web user favour the easily found content most featured by the AI search engine.
They are just giving the user what they want!
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