Troll Detector

Yahoo has created an abuse-detecting algorithm that can accurately identify whether online comments contain hate speech or not. In 90 per cent of test cases Yahoo’s algorithm was able to correctly identify that a comment was abusive – a level of accuracy that the study claims outperforms other “state-of-the-art” deep learning approaches. Read the original article here.

Lines of code. Lines of code.

What if a troll wrote a super-abuse algorithm? Would this become a bot war? Would it escalate like War Games?

“Would you like to play a game?”

What if the flaming and trolling went offline into the real world? What if the algorithms could search and index users by using social media and google earth? Once they find the user’s physical address, what if they could control drones that would seek and distroy?

What would this look like?


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