Published: Thu, February 15, 2018
Global Media | By Garry Long

United Kingdom government has its own AI for detecting extremist videos

United Kingdom government has its own AI for detecting extremist videos

The tool revealed Tuesday by Home Secretary Amber Rudd will be presented in Silicon Valley amid mounting pressure on social media companies to do more to remove extremist content from their platforms.

Rudd told the BBC the tool demonstrated that the government's request for a stricter examination of extremist content was not an unreasonable one.

"I hope this new technology the Home Office has helped develop can support others to go further and faster", Rudd said before the meetings. It is expected that she will share info about the tool developed by the Home Office with ASI Data Science.

"The objective of these videos is to incite violence in our communities, recruit people to their cause, and attempt to spread fear in our society", Ms Rudd said. There are tools out there that can do exactly what we're asking for.

"This Government has been taking the lead worldwide in making sure that vile terrorist content is stamped out". "For smaller companies, this could be ideal".

ASI Data Science said the software can be configured to detect 94% of IS video uploads.

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"This is an incredibly exciting development which could help remove significant amount of the terrorist material we're referring to", Rudd told a forum in Palo Alto, California, that was broadcast on Facebook. While tech giants have been developing their own technology to tackle the problem, smaller platforms are increasingly targeted by ISIL and often do not have the same level of resources to develop technology.

In the particular case of Daesh online videos, it is reported that supporters of this group "used more than 400 unique online platforms to push out their poisonous material in 2017".

As part of her two-day visit to San Francisco, she will meet Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen to discuss how the United Kingdom and USA can work together to tackle terrorist content online, and the pair will appear at a Digital Forum event later today.

The company said it typically flagged 0.005% of non-IS video uploads.

The Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism, launched past year, brings together several governments including the USA and United Kingdom, and major internet firms like Facebook, Google, Twitter and others.

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