Instagram to use machine learning to detect signs of bullying in photos

Instagram announced on its official blog Tuesday that it will be using machine learning to combat bullying on the platform.

According to a spokesperson, the new tech will be able to detect bullying in photos and captions.

“While the majority of photos shared on Instagram are positive and bring people joy, occasionally a photo is shared that is unkind or unwelcome. We are now using machine learning technology to proactively detect bullying in photos and their captions and send them to our Community Operations team to review,” Adam Mosseri, head of Instagram, said in the post.

However, Global News reached out for further clarification about exactly how a machine learning algorithm would detect bullying “in” photos...Read More…


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