Facebook is struggling with events caused by people who have been abusing the live broadcasting service for a long time. The platform will now receive assistance from the police to avoid this problem. The images provided by the police will be used in the training of artificial intelligence to identify elements of violence in the videos.
The social media giant has collaborated with police in the UK and the US, sending videos of firearms training from a first-person perspective. British police, said in a statement today, these clips will help Facebook to develop an algorithm to detect live broadcasts announced.
In a statement, Facebook's Stephanie McCourt, the leader of the UK police, said the company is determined to improve its detection algorithms. McCourt, "This partnership with the police will help train our artificial intelligence systems with the data needed to identify these events" said.
Facebook has never been successful before:
Facebook had previously tried to detect objectionable live broadcasts using its own algorithm, but had not succeeded. Guy Rosen, Facebook's vice president of product management, said in a statement after the filming in March, why the detection method could not detect the attacker's live broadcast: "You didn't have enough data.". Rosen, "We will need to provide our system with a large amount of data from such content. This is a difficult thing, because these events are rare. " said
Now Facebook will use images taken from the perspective of the cops. Police said the clips would come from other body cameras worn by officers during firearm training and sent to Facebook, and other companies that developed similar detection methods.
Neil Basu, assistant commissioner for the UK's specialist operations, "The technology that Facebook is trying to create can help detect the early stages of firearm attacks and potentially help the police around the world. will help ” said.