Over the course of a cumulate 10 hours expanse out over two days of hearings. Mark Zuckerberg dodged a question after question by the quote the power of AI. Moderating hate speech? AI will fix it. Terrorist content and collected? AI again. Fake accounts? AI. Russian wrong information? AI. Racially discriminatory ads? AI. Security? AI.
It’s not even completely clear what Zuckerberg means by artificial intelligence here. He repeatedly brought up how Facebook’s detection methods automatically take down 99 percent of terrorist content earlier any kind of flag. In 2017, Facebook declared that it was an experiment with AI to discover a language that might be advocating for terrorism perhaps a deep learning technique. It is not clear that deep learning is indeed part of Facebook’s automated process.
We emailed Facebook for clarification and have not yet listened back. But we do know AI is still in its childhood when it comes to understanding language. AI is not up to snuff when it comes to the shade of human language. And also that’s not even taking into discretion the edge cases where even humans disagree. In fact, AI might never be able of dealing with particular categories of content, like fake news.
If it was not in the meantime clear that wait and watch what technological surprises we come up with is just a stall. It’s conspicuous from Facebook’s refuge to privacy that it’s more than willing to stall forever. In one section of Wednesday’s hearing earlier the House Committee for Energy and Commerce, Zuckerberg said in response to a question about privacy. I think we’ll figure out what the social regulation are and the rules that we want to put in position. Then, after five years, we will come back, and we’ll have learned much things. And either that’ll just be that social regulation has begotten and the company’s practices have evolved, or we’ll put rules in place.
There are people of voting age who do not retain a time earlier Facebook. Facebook was first criticized for privacy defeat in 2006 when it launched its News Feed without telling users what it was going to look like and how their privacy settings would feeling what their friends saw. In 2007, it launched Beacon, which injected information about user buying among the News Feed.