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Facebook Is Now Using AI to Help Human Moderators Identify Posts That Need Review

first_img– Advertisement – Having said that, Facebook knows that AI is not the perfect solution for all problems and cannot solely help moderate content on its platform.“We’ve optimised AI to focus on the most viral and most harmful posts, and given our humans more time to spend on the most important decisions,” said Chris Palow, a software engineer in Facebook’s interaction integrity team.Facebook has also developed a local market context that helps understand market-specific issues, including the ones that emerge in India. This will allow the machine learning algorithms to consider local context and help mark out content that could impact a particular group of people, Palow explained.In addition to the new changes to its content moderation, Facebook has announced that it is expanding access to its Rights Manager to give all page admins on its platform and Instagram with the ability to submit copyright protection applications. This will allow more creators and brands to issue takedown requests for the content re-uploaded on both Facebook and Instagram. The Rights Manager was piloted with certain partners in September.In 2020, will WhatsApp get the killer feature that every Indian is waiting for? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below. Facebook was initially relying on a chronological model to deal with content moderation. However, it over time started making a shift towards AI and enabled the system to automatically find and remove content that isn’t suitable for the masses. That automation helped recognise duplication reports from Facebook users, identify content such as nude and pornographic photos and videos, limit the circulation of spam, and prevent users from uploading violent content.Now, Facebook wants to go beyond automation and use its machine learning algorithms to sort the reported content on the basis of priority to help utilise its human reviewers optimally.“We want to make sure we’re getting to the worst of the worst, prioritising real-world imminent harm above all,” Ryan Barnes, a Facebook product manager who works with its community integrity team, told reporters during a press briefing on Tuesday.- Advertisement – Facebook is using its algorithms to intelligently rank user reports in a way that its human reviewers could review and filter out all the content that couldn’t be caught by computers but is harmful for the society. One key factor that the company is taking into consideration is around how popular a violating content could potentially be on the platform.“We look for severity, where there is real world harm, such as suicide or terrorism or child pornography, rather than spam, which is not as urgent,” Barnes said.Additionally, Facebook is considering the likelihood of violation and looks for the content that is similar to what already violated policies. This would help prioritise areas where human reviews are important.- Advertisement – Facebook says it is improving the way it moderates content on its platform by using artificial intelligence (AI). The social networking giant, which has a content review team of around 15,000 reviewers who review content in over 50 timezones, receives a significant amount of user reports on objectionable content on an active basis. However, as reviewing those reports is vital to build an effective social network, Facebook is now deploying machine learning. This helps to prioritise reported content. Facebook is also boosting copyright protection by allowing page admins to submit copyright requests.Content moderation is must for a massive platform like Facebook. But with thousands and millions of users posting content simultaneously, it is not an easy task to filter out something that is not harmful or objectionable at first glance. The growth of hate speech and violent posts on social media is also making it difficult for human reviewers to put a stop on all inappropriate content. Thus, Facebook wants to use its AI and machine learning skills to speed up the filtering process.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Lady Trojans Defeat Lady Pirates In Girls Soccer

first_imgThe Lady Pirates soccer team hosted East Central Tuesday evening and lost 7-0 in an EIAC match.The Lady Trojans got on the board 5 minutes into the match and added three more first half goals while dominating possession for the entire match. The Lady Pirates had a couple of breakaways but did not record a shot in the game. East Central recorded 29 shots, 24 of them on frame. McKella Lynette made 17 saves in the match.The loss drops the overall record to 3-5-2 and 0-3 in EIAC play.The JV Lady Pirates also played a defensive match and fell 2-0 to the visitors. Emily Lowe made 20 saves of shots on goal. The loss drops the JV record to 0-2-4 on the season.The Lady Pirates will play their final regular season home match on Thursday when they host Shelbyville. Senior night recognition at 5:15 PM with the match at 5:30 PM.Courtesy of Pirates Coach Mike Myers.last_img read more

Kobe Bryant reaffirms love for soccer as face of major MLS sponsorship

first_imgAnd he’s not the only NBA star to state his admiration for the game as, in recent years, a connection has developed between the NBA’s biggest stars and some of Europe’s most recognizable players. Antoine Griezmann has frequently discussed his basketball fandom, taking routine trips to the U.S. to attend playoff games and follow his favorite player, Derrick Rose. Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler has travelled to Paris to support Neymar and has hosted Paul Pogba in South Florida. New Orleans Pelicans forward Josh Hart has shown his support for Christian Pulisic and Chelsea, while NBA legend Tony Parker and now-Montreal Impact coach Thierry Henry have long been friends.Bryant says that that two sports are naturally connected because of their similarities, causing many who play them at the highest level to develop a passion for their counterparts.”It’s the connectivity of the sport itself,” Bryant said. “You have to use each other. You have to communicate with each other verbally and also through the ball itself. You have to read each other, open space for each other. There are a lot of similarities between basketball and the way that soccer is played.”D.C. United forward Ola Kamara added: “I am a basketball fan. I didn’t grow up with it, but soccer players like it because you see the athletic part of it. You see the skill with the ball that you have to have. You know how much practice that takes. It’s easy for that game to recognize that, and vice-versa.”Some NBA greats have taken that passion a step further by joining the ownership ranks. Laker legend Magic Johnson is a part-owner of Los Angeles FC while Bryant’s former Laker teammate Steve Nash has been involved with the Vancouver Whitecaps and Mallorca. Houston Rockets star James Harden has a stake in the Houston Rockets while Lebron James, the Lakers’ current megastar, has a minority share in Liverpool.But Bryant prefers to stay in his current role of spokesman and supporter, at least for the time being.”I have looked at several opportunities. I’m not really big on owning franchises or sports teams, per se. But you never know. If the right opportunity comes along, it’s something that I’ll definitely look at.” That onlooker was Kobe Bryant. The Los Angeles Lakers legend tried to stand towards the back of the group of onlookers, out of the spotlight, but there was no doubt who was the focal point of this day. “That’s Kobe Bryant!” one young player yelled, grabbing his teammate by the hand and darting towards the man affectionately known as the Black Mamba.While Bryant will be remembered as one of basketball’s all-time greats, the former Lakers star’s passion for soccer has never been a secret. He was introduced to the game as a six-year-old while living in Italy and, as his basketball career took him heights to matched by very few, Bryant has always had an interest in the beautiful game.“We gotta focus on wining this game, though.” – @kobebryantMamba mentality, always. pic.twitter.com/aZKahztoDW— Major League Soccer (@MLS) January 15, 2020That interest has always been highlighted by fandom and appreciation but, on Wednesday, Bryant and his company BODYARMOR took a step further by officially throwing their support by MLS.On Wednesday, Bryant, BODYARMOR and MLS kicked off a multi-year partnership that will make the company the official sports drink of the league. The former Lakers star reportedly owns a 10 percent stake of the surging drink brand, which announced exclusive team partnerships with 19 different MLS clubs as part of the biggest sponsorship deal in the company’s history.For BODYARMOR, the deal represents a chance to partner up with another growing brand, MLS, as the league prepares to kick off its 25th season. But for Bryant, the deal brings him back to a sport he’s loved since childhood while giving the former NBA star a chance to play his part in that game’s growth in North America.”To be able to fast forward to now and to see the energy put behind MLS and the support behind it, I wouldn’t say it’s surprising,” Bryant said. “I’ve always appreciated the game and what a beautiful game it is. I knew eventually it would catch on.”Bryant’s appreciation for the sport dates back to childhood. The then-six-year-old played frequently while living in Italy, and has credited his time as a soccer player for helping develop the vision and footwork that made him famous on the basketball court. When he moved back to the U.S. a few years later, Bryant’s focus turned solely towards basketball, a decision that obviously worked out fairly well for the future NBA Hall of Famer.The former NBA star has never been far from soccer, though. He’s frequently showed up to support AC Milan, his childhood team. He’s featured in advertisements with Lionel Messi and Ronaldinho and he’s played in charity matches alongside the likes of Pep Guardiola and Alex Morgan. MLS https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/GOAL/32/42/kobe-bryant-mls-players_1358s470wtq2u187zbh72nd2lk.jpg?t=-1422095137&w=500&quality=80 Some of Major League Soccer’s biggest names assisted in a youth skills challenge at Los Angeles FC’s Banc of California Stadium on Wednesday morning. There was Orlando City star Nani, a four-time Premier League champion with Manchester United. There was Alejandro Bedoya, a World Cup veteran with the U.S. national team. There was MLS Cup winner and Seattle Sounders midfielder Nicolas Lodeiro, who has also claimed a Copa America crown with Uruguay.There were a lot of international trophies on that field on Wednesday morning, but it wasn’t Nani, Bedoya or Lodeiro that members of the LAFC U-12s turned to for advice. Their presence was great, sure, and their encouragement and celebrations will be memorable for a talented group of youngsters. But the man that commanded their attention, the one who they ran to after each penalty kick, never won a Champions League or Premier League. In fact, he never kicked a ball at the highest level, although he was the most accomplished athlete peering on through the bright Los Angeles sunshine. On Wednesday, he wasn’t a basketball player or coach. He wasn’t instructing fundamentals or technique, as that was left to the likes of Nani, Lodeiro, Bedoya, Kamara, and the other MLS stars in attendance. Instead, he was some combination of a fan and a businessman, as one of his childhood games collided with his post-playing career passions.”Hopefully with my involvement, it will help in some of these markets with storytelling,” said Bryant, who has also branched out into media since retiring from basketball, winning an Oscar in 2018 for his short film Dear Basketball. “But the most important thing in some of these newer markets that are coming now, it’s the marketing and storytelling of the players. It’s about who they are, the beauty of the game, educating fans about beautiful play and things of that nature. With BODYARMOR and our partnership, we’re absolutely looking forward to doing those stories and getting that word out there. With my name, hopefully, I can help.”last_img read more

Around Whittier

first_imgLOS ANGELES – A man accused of gunning down his estranged wife outside her Pico Rivera home and then fleeing to Mexico has appeared in court to receive a date for his preliminary hearing. A judge Tuesday ordered Armando Martinez, 48, of Pico Rivera to return to court in Los Angeles on June 29 for his preliminary hearing. Martinez is accused of shooting his estranged wife, Irma Martinez, 48, as she sat with a friend in her back yard on July 18, 2005. Martinez then allegedly fled to Mexico, where he was arrested on Nov. 1, 2005. He had been held in Mexico City until May 19, when he was extradited to Los Angeles. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Top volunteers to be recognized LA MIRADA – Nominations for the annual Volunteers in Action awards program are now being accepted by the city. Individuals and organizations that contribute time and energy to making a difference in their community are recognized by the program. Residents are encouraged to nominate individuals and organizations that deserve recognition. The deadline for nominations is July 10. For more information, call (562) 943-0131. Surviving cancer is topic of lecture LA MIRADA – In honor of National Cancer Survivors Day, the American Cancer Society will hold a free lecture on surviving cancer at 2:30 p.m. today at the La Mirada Activity Center, 13810La Mirada Blvd. Participants will be invited to share their own experiences and hear stories from cancer survivors and their families. For more information, call (562) 902-3160. Party to honor retiring educators WHITTIER – A retirement party for five California High School teachers and administrators will be held at 4 p.m. Friday at the Radisson Hotel Whittier, 7320 Greenleaf Ave. Pat McClelland, Ron Hales, Lew Jones, Bob Moberg and Anita Hernandez will be honored for their combined 150 years of service to the high school. The event is open to the public. Tickets are $35, which includes dinner. For more information, call (562) 698-8121, Ext. 3221. Library seeking teen volunteers SANTA FE SPRINGS – The city’s library staff is looking for volunteers ages 12 to 18 to assist in this year’s summer reading program. Applications are being accepted through June 16. Volunteers staff the summer reading desk, prepare crafts, assist during story hour and help with weekly programs. For more information, call (562) 868-7738. Breast-feeding to be discussed MONTEBELLO – Expectant and new mothers can learn more about breast-feeding at the La Leche League of Montebello’s meeting at 6:45p.m. June 15 at the De Paul Center, 1105 Bluff Road, Room A4. The discussion will include the latest medical research. For more information, call (562) 947-9757, or visit www.geocities.com/LLLMontebello. Registration opens for summer camp LA MIRADA – Registration for Neff Park’s summer day camp begins Monday and is open to children entering grades one through seven. The camp begins June 26 and ends Sept. 1 at Neff Park, 14300 San Cristobal Drive. The cost is $80 per week per child or $25 per day. There is a $10 fee per child due at registration time. Registration must be made in person at the La Mirada Community Gymnasium, 15105 Alicante Road, or the La Mirada Resource Center, 13710 La Mirada Blvd. For more information, call (562) 902-2938. – From staff reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more