Amber Rudd Announces New Extremism Blocking Tool

Posted on February 13, 2018

The government provided £600,000 of public funds towards the creation of the tool by an artificial intelligence company based in London.

ASI Data Science said the software is capable of detecting 94% of IS’s online activity, with an accuracy of 99.995%. Anything the software was not sure about would then be flagged up for a human decision to be taken. It is intended to lighten the moderation burden faced by small companies that may not have the resources to effectively tackle extremist material being posted on their sites.

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