News & Events

Vanishing YouTube videos: Google expects AI errors as coronavirus empties offices – Source Reuters Tech News

FILE PHOTO: Silhouettes of mobile device users are seen next to a screen projection of Youtube logo in this picture illustration taken March 28, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – YouTube could see a jump in videos erroneously taken down for content policy violations as the company relies more on automated software during the novel coronavirus pandemic, Alphabet Inc’s Google warned on Monday.

Google said in a blog post that to reduce the need for people to come into its offices, YouTube and other business divisions are temporarily relying more on artificial intelligence and automated tools to identify problematic content. Such software is not always as accurate as humans, which lead to errors, the company said.

And “turnaround times for appeals against these decisions may be slower,” the blog post added.

Google, like many companies across the world, has asked employees and contractors to work from home if possible, aiming to slow the spread of…

Read More…

Source Reuters Tech News

Source link