Friday, December 02, 2016

Facebook Looks to Harness Artificial Intelligence to Weed Out Fake News - WSJ

Also see Mossberg: Facebook can and should wipe out fake news (The Verge)

"Yann LeCun, Facebook’s director of artificial intelligence, or AI, research, said technology could be used to help stamp out fake news or detect violence in live videos by filtering the content on the site. But Facebook’s policy and product teams haven’t figured out how to introduce AI responsibly.
“What’s the trade-off between filtering and censorship? Freedom of experience and decency?” Mr. LeCun told reporters during a recent round table at the company’s Menlo Park, Calif., headquarters. “The technology either exists or can be developed. But then the question is how does it make sense to deploy it? And this isn't my department.”"
Facebook Looks to Harness Artificial Intelligence to Weed Out Fake News - WSJ
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