Google Smart Software: Yeah AI Is Super

February 22, 2019

DarkCyber did notice the flurry of write ups about kid vids and the “comments” once available on YouTube. I am an adviser to an international tribunal focused on human trafficking and sex crimes. Suddenly quite a few “Web search experts” and “YouTube media consumers” have discovered interesting content tucked into the YouTube service.

I found this headline representative. It is from CNBC, a real news outfit; to wit:

As Fallout Over Pedophilia Content on YouTube Continues, AT&T and Hasbro Pull All Advertisements

I like the use of pedophilia in a mainstream real news story. I like the certainty of “all”.

The problem is that the content is available on YouTube and that the comments sections for videos harbor a wide range of content some may find objectionable. Need to hack commercial software. There are videos which include the how to as text over a video about not much at all. Weapons? Backyard detonations? Substances to ingest when happy or sad? And more.

The question I have is, “Why are videos with questionable material accepted by YouTube?”

When I post one of my videos, I have to log in. I have to fill out a form. The system “selects” an image for my video. I have to put in key words. I have the option to describe my video.

With the hoo hah about Google’s DeepMind and the artificial intelligence which does the work of matching images with content, why are child related videos and comments allowed to slide through.

One of my researchers found a video on YouTube which goes through the procedure for locating kiddie imagery. I won’t put the link in this blog, but a how to about this type of content? Come on, man, as the talking heads on football programs have been known to say. Come on, man.

Now about the pulling of advertising. Since big companies want to sell to those who watch YouTube videos, my hunch is that most of the outraged commercial enterprises will return to YouTube. Perhaps one of these companies will advertise 5G connectivity when it is not yet available.

Come on, man.

Whether it is Facebook’s Onavo, Microsoft’s app store harboring crypto mining malware, or Apple putting servers in Russia — there seems to be a common thread. I see these examples as useful insights into what the high school science club approach to management fosters. Heh, heh, heh, we’re really sorry.

Yep, I believe that.

Look at those ethical compasses. Spinning like crazy and powering the machines that are distinctively Silicon Valley.

Stephen E Arnold, February 22, 2019


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