1. Yahoo’s anti-abuse AI is better than humans at spotting online trolls

    Trolls are everywhere online — we even have a few of our own. The problem, until now, has been in correctly identifying what constituted abusive language. As it turns out, even humans are pretty terrible at identifying abuse. Yahoo’s newest algorithm is different. In 90 percent of test cases, it was able to correctly identify an abusive comment — a level of accuracy unmatched by humans, and other state-of-the-art deep learning approaches.

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