War on Comments: Google Built an A.I. to Censor the Web, And the Media Is Celebrating

7171802134_12c70ae742_b Cropped“What if technology could help improve conversations online?”

That’s the lowkey Orwellian message that greets visitors to the website of Perspective, Google’s new AI system for detecting (and potentially deleting, hiding, or burying) “toxic” comments on the web.

Perspective is still in early days of development, but in the future, you may have to adjust your speech in order to satisfy the lofty standards of Google. Otherwise, the company’s faceless AI might just have to “improve” you. Where’s Sarah Connor when you need her?… [read more]

lhwm notes: Say GOODBYE to FREE speech!