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5 Q’s for the Data Science and Mining team at École Polytechnique about Facebook’s Data for Good Program

February 18, 2021, by Hodan Omaar

The Center for Data Innovation spoke with Michalis Vazirgiannis, George Panagopoulos, and Giannis Nikolentzos, who are members of the Data Science and Mining team at ...

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SECURITY HATE SPEECH Facebook

Facebook says AI helped reduce hate speech on its platform last quarter

February 17, 2021, by Sowmya Ramasubramanian

The company said its multilingual systems helped moderate content in several languages including Arabic and Spanish, targeting nearly 27 million piece of hateful content last ...

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MEDIA & INFORMATION Facebook

Facebook Has a Recipe For Better Social Media. Why Isn’t The Company Using It?

November 30, 2020, by Roddy Lindsay

A New York Times article this week about the struggles within Facebook to get a handle on disinformation after the election illuminates a fascinating idea: ...

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MEDIA & INFORMATION DISINFORMATION Facebook

Facebook Has a Recipe For Better Social Media. Why Isn’t The Company Using It?

November 30, 2020, by Roddy Lindsay

A New York Times article this week about the struggles within Facebook to get a handle on disinformation after the election illuminates a fascinating idea: ...

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MEDIA & INFORMATION HATE SPEECH Facebook

Facebook’s improved AI isn’t preventing harmful content from spreading

November 19, 2020, by Kyle Wiggers

Facebook released the results of its latest 2020 Community Standards Enforcement Report, which shows the results of increased reliance on AI.Read More

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MEDIA & INFORMATION CONTENT MODERATION Facebook

Facebook is now using AI to sort content for quicker moderation

November 13, 2020, by James Vincent

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Facebook has always made it clear it wants artificial intelligence to handle more moderation duties on its platforms. ...

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MEDIA & INFORMATION MISINFORMATION PRIVACY Facebook

Facebook says 6% of the content its users see is political

November 11, 2020, by Sara Fischer

Facebook Tuesday said that political content makes up only about 6% of what users actually see on its platform. Why it matters: The new number ...

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MEDIA & INFORMATION ELECTIONS HATE SPEECH Facebook Myanmar

‘Spreading like wildfire’: Facebook fights hate speech before Myanmar poll

November 6, 2020, by The Straits Times Asia News

SINGAPORE/LONDON (REUTERS) – One of two Muslims allowed to run for the ruling party in Buddhist-majority Myanmar’s general election on Sunday (Nov 8), Sithu Maung, ...

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MEDIA & INFORMATION ELECTIONS MISINFORMATION Facebook USA

Facebook curtails misleading posts, live video as election misinformation spreads

November 6, 2020, by Steven Overly

Facebook tightened its policies on election-related disinformation Thursday, limiting the reach of live videos and misleading posts in the latest effort by the world’s largest ...

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POLICY & REGULATION Facebook

Policy Brief: Modeling Effective Regulation of Facebook

October 22, 2020, by bounce-mc.us18_95109081.8004856-143ceec5eb@mail132.sea81.mcsv.net

    Modeling Effective Regulation of Facebook Seth G. Benzell and Avinash Collis Social media platforms break traditional barriers of distance and time between people ...

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DIVERSITY & INCLUSION Facebook

Facebook’s AI team expands post-grad courses for Black and Latinx students

October 22, 2020, by Engadget

Facebook says that it will expand an online course in deep learning to more students to help improve the diversity of its AI division. After ...

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING COVID19 Facebook

Facebook uses AI to forecast COVID-19 spread across the US

October 20, 2020, by Engadget

It’s crucial to predict the spread of COVID-19 during the pandemic when a poor estimate could lead to overcrowded hospitals or extra-strict lockdowns. Facebook is ...

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ACCESSIBILITY LANGUAGE TRANSLATION Facebook

Facebook AI can translate directly between any of 100 languages

October 19, 2020, by New Scientist - Online news

Facebook has developed an AI that can translate directly between any pair of 100 languages without having to go through an English translation first, as ...

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ENERGY RENEWABLE ENERGY Facebook

Facebook deploys its AI to find green energy storage solutions

October 14, 2020, by Engadget

Our traditional solution to the unpredictable nature of renewable energy sources like solar and wind power has  generally been to simply dump the excess wattage ...

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HEALTH & WELL BEING COVID19 Facebook

Facebook’s AI matches people in need with those willing to assist

October 4, 2020, by Kyle Wiggers

Facebook’s machine learning algorithms can match those in need of help during the pandemic with those willing to provide help, and vice versa.Read More

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MEDIA & INFORMATION MISINFORMATION Facebook

How Facebook’s AI Spreads Misinformation and Threatens Democracy

October 1, 2020, by Antoine Tardif

Dan Tunkelang who oversaw AI research at LinkedIn, stated: “The moment that recommendations have the power to influence decisions, they become a target for spammers, ...

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SAFETY & ROBUSTNESS Facebook

Facebook’s ‘Red Team’ Hacks Its Own AI Programs

September 18, 2020, by Tom Simonite

Attackers increasingly try to confuse and bypass machine-learning systems. So the companies that deploy them are getting creative.

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SAFETY & ROBUSTNESS Facebook

Facebook details the AI simulation tool it built to find bugs and vulnerabilities

September 18, 2020, by Kyle Wiggers

During a briefing with reporters, Facebook detailed an AI simulation platform it built to test its platform for vulnerabilities and bugs.Read More

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POLICY & REGULATION GOOGLE Facebook

Artificial Intelligence Is Too Important to Leave to Google and Facebook Alone

September 16, 2020, by Ben Gansky, Michael Martin and Ganesh Sitaraman

Let’s develop a public research consortium to take on useful projects that have no commercial prospects.

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