Whereas American business titans of the past developed revolutionary new forms of transportation, communication, production, medical treatments and sanitation, Mark Zuckerberg is using his billions to develop an AI supercomputer to censor lawful speech and silence dissent.
From CNET, “Facebook parent Meta uses AI to tackle new types of harmful content”:
Meta, formerly known as Facebook , said Wednesday it has created artificial intelligence technology that can adapt more quickly to new types of harmful content, including posts discouraging COVID-19 vaccinations.
Generally, AI systems learn new tasks from examples, but the process of gathering and labeling a massive amount of data typically takes months. Using technology Meta calls Few-Shot Learner, the new AI system needs only a small amount of training data so it can adjust to combat new types of harmful content within weeks instead of months.
The social network, for example, has rules against posting harmful COVID-19 vaccine misinformation, including false claims that the vaccine alters DNA. But users sometimes phrase their remarks as a question like “Vaccine or DNA changer?” or even use code words to try to evade detection. The new technology, Meta says, will help the company catch content it might miss.
“If we react faster, then we’re able to launch interventions and content moderations in a more timely fashion,” Meta Product Manager Cornelia Carapcea said in an interview. “Ultimately, the goal here is to keep users safe.”