- September 4, 2018
- Posted by: vmayo
- Category: Technology
Combat online contents involving child sexual abuse
US tech giant Google announced on Monday that it is employing a new Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology. It would be helpful to combat online spreading of contents involving child sexual abuse. Google said its cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence technology uses deep neural networks for image processing. An it will help, discover and detect child sexual abuse material online.
“Quick identification of new images means that children who sexually abused today are much more likely to be identified and protected from further abuse,” they noted.
Free for NGOs and other organizations
The new tool based on the deep neural networks will be available for free to non-governmental organizations (NGOs). And other “industry partners,” including other technology companies, via a new Content Safety API service that offered upon request.
Google engineers say that the new AI technology will significantly help service providers, NGOs, and other tech firms to improve the efficiency of CSAM detection and reduce human reviewers’ exposure to the content.
latest technological advancements
Tech companies are now more willing to leverage AI to detect various kinds of CSAM contents. Contents such as nudity and abusive comments. And Google’s announcement represents its fresh commitment to fighting online CSAM contents by sharing “the latest technological advancements.”
Google has been cooperating with some of its partners in combating online child sexual abuse. These partners including the Britain-based charity, the Internet Watch Foundation, the Technology Coalition and the WePROTECT Global Alliance, as well as other NGO organizations.