Can AI Soothe the Savage Comment Section?

Can AI Soothe the Savage Comment Section?
Recording: Can AI Soothe the Savage Comment Section?, Mar 12, 2018

Fostering meaningful discussion in online comment sections is difficult — and expensive. To help, The Washington Post created ModBot, software that uses text analysis to evaluate comments’ content and machine learning to pick up pointers from its human colleagues. In this session, ModBot’s creators will detail the newsroom/technology partnership that distilled years of moderated comments into code, ModBot’s practical impact at The Post, and how the news/AI partnership could progress.

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Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Interactive Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Film Badge
Format: Dual
Event Type: Session
Level: Beginner