Instagram Is Using Ai to Silence Trolls & Spammers

Instagram has said to have 2 new tools that use artificial intelligence (AI) to block spammy offensive comments on posts to the photo sharing app.

Instagram’s says “AI filters have been trained to identify and block comments from appearing underneath posts if they are recognised as either offensive or spam-related”

Under the comments section, you will find a button added to the app’s settings, allowing users to turn on the comment blocker.

"Powered by machine learning, today’s filters are our latest tools to keep Instagram a safe place," Instagram chief executive Kevin Systrom wrote in a blog post.

"Our team has been training our systems for some time to recognise certain types of offensive and spammy comments so you never have to see them.

"The tools will improve over time, enabling the community’s experience of sharing to improve as well. We hope to make these filters available in more languages as our algorithms improve."

Facebook & Twitter the “Social media giants” are among those frowned upon by the Government recently over their reply to extreme or hateful speech through their channels, which they have both promised to improve.

"We believe that using machine learning to build tools to safeguard self-expression is an important step in fostering more inclusive, kinder communities," Mr Systrom said.

"Our work is far from finished and perfect, but I hope we’re helping you feel safer and more welcome on Instagram."

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