Artificial Intelligence Can Address Social Media Risks And Rewards

Social media has completely changed how modern societies interact. It is far easier for bad actors to communicate, and that’s a problem for families, government and businesses. With the large volume of communications out on the internet, it’s just about impossible to filter out the communications that cause concern without completely slowing down the system or heavily controlling it as do some more rigid governments. Artificial intelligence (AI) has a number of techniques that can help mitigate those risks.

The first, and most obvious challenge is that of language. Natural language processing (NLP) is the AI tool for understanding words. Language is complex and deep learning systems have made major advances in understanding, but there’s still work to be done. One of the challenges is sarcasm. When speaking, most people can understand when another person is sarcastic. That’s done through listening to the tone of the words. That tone doesn’t exist in most typed text so what becomes harder for people becomes even harder for machines. READ MORE ON: FORBES

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