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Forget fake news – Facebook wants to use AI to tackle terrorism

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Zuckerberg’s mission statement for the future of Facebook
Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg has posted 5,500 word missive on the social network, in which he discusses many topics – including how the company aims to tackle the promotion of terrorist activities and so-called “fake news” using AI and algorithms.
The size of the global Facebook community, with more than a billion people posting several billion messages and posts each day, has made it impossible for individuals to effectively police the network in its entirety.
“The complexity of the issues we’ve seen has outstripped our existing processes for governing the community,” said Zuckerberg.
“We are researching systems that can read text and look at photos and videos to understand if anything dangerous may be happening. ”
However, Zuckerberg admits that these systems will take time to perfect.
“This is still very early in development, but we have started to have it look at some content, and it already generates about one third of all reports to the team that reviews content,” he continued.

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