WHEN GOOGLE AND Microsoft boast of their deep investments in artificial intelligence and machine learning, they highlight flashy ideas like unbeatable Go players and sociable chatbots.Read more
Google has admitted to a blind spot around extremist content as it revealed it is teaching its computer systems to understand which videos are offensive.
Some of the biggest brands in the US have pulled hundreds of millions of dollars in advertising from Google and YouTube after their brands were promoted next to extremist content.Read more
LATE LAST YEAR, Israel-based entrepreneur Matan Uziel saw a notification he’d never seen before pop up on YouTube’s backend—the part of the site where creators upload their videos. “I saw a yellow dollar sign. At first I didn’t understand what it was,” Uziel says. “Then I moved my cursor over it. I saw it meant my video was not advertiser-friendly.”Read more
Google has provided a little more insight into how it plans to help brands avoid appearing alongside controversial videos on YouTube.
The internet giant has faced growing criticism for making money off ads that run against videos associated with terrorist group sympathizers, among other “hateful” groups, with brands often unaware or unable to control the ad placements.Read more
Google has removed audio about the movie Beauty and the Beast which played out unprompted on Google Home. “By the way, Disney’s live action Beauty and the Beast opens today,” the smart speaker said after listing the time, weather and travel update.Read more
Google has been thrown onto the back foot by a mass withdrawal of advertising from YouTube, triggered by concerns about extremist content.Read more
Google Home, the web giant’s internet-connected talking personal assistant, has started spamming audio adverts to unsuspecting folk today.
Never before have we witnessed a technology giant destroy a product with such precision-engineered idiocy. Don’t be evil? Do us a favor.Read more