Report: Google Training Computers to Be Offended to Keep Ads Off Objectionable Content
- Google is training its advanced computer systems to be offended over potentially distasteful advert placements, according to a report by The New York Times.
"Over the years, Google trained computer systems to keep copyrighted content and pornography off its YouTube service. But after seeing ads from Coca-Cola, Procter & Gamble and Wal-Mart appear next to racist, anti-Semitic or terrorist videos, its engineers realized their computer models had a blind spot: They did not understand context," reported The New York Times. "Now teaching computers to understand what humans can readily grasp may be the key to calming fears among big-spending advertisers that their ads have been appearing alongside videos from extremist groups and other offensive messages."
Several large companies pulled their advertising from Google and its sites, including YouTube, last month, citing their adverts appearing on "extremist" and "offensive" content.
The companies included AT&T, Verizon, Johnson & Johnson, The BBC, The Guardian, Channel 4, Toyota, McDonald's, and even the British Government, prompting Google to pledge a stand against offensive content.(Excerpt) Read more at: breitbart.com ...
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