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This AI flushes out trolls

Hate and harassment flourish in online comment sections. To keep these digital forums open, Jigsaw—a division of Google’s parent company, Alphabet— built Perspective, a machine-learning system that scores readers’ written thoughts from 1 to 100, based on how likely they are to be toxic. You may’ website allow people to post their opinions. That’s because the —which contributed millions of annotated comments to train the system— employed Perspective to help its human moderators handle the remarks more efficiently. By year’s end, editors hope to have opened up 80 percent of all articles for (non-toxic) discussion.

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