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Microsoft Says Its Speech Recognition System Achieves New Accuracy Milestone

Microsoft’s conversational speech recognition system – designed to accurately recognises the words in a conversation like humans do – has reached a 5.1 percent error rate, its lowest so far. This milestone means that, for the first time, a computer can recognise the words in a conversation as well as a person would. “Our research team reached that 5.1 percent error ... Read More »

Facebook Fights US Gag Order That It Says Threatens Free Speech

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook said it wants to notify three users about the search warrants It said gag order poses a threat to freedom of speech The precise nature of the government’s investigation is not known Facebook is challenging a gag order from a US court that is preventing the company from talking about three government search warrants that it said pose ... Read More »

Facebook Hate Speech Rules Protect ‘White Men’ but Not ‘Black Children’: Report

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook is reported to be censoring posts in favour of ‘White men’ But it allowed hate postings against ‘Black kids’ on its platform Facebook recently pledged to nearly double its army of censors to 7,000 Facebook’s censorship rules that are meant to prevent hate speech and fake news might be protecting ‘White men’ over ‘Black children’, a media report said. Facebook ... Read More »

The Windows weakness no one mentions: speech recognition

Windows has a feature it doesn’t like to talk about. While the OS lets you scrawl notes with a stylus, log in with you face (or secure the Web) via Windows Hello, and even order Cortana to set a reminder, what it’s not so eager for you to do, apparently, is use its speech recognition engine to issue commands or take voice dictation. The reason for ... Read More »

fb, Twitter, YouTube, Microsoft back european hate speech regulations

facebook, Twitter, Google’s YouTube and Microsoft pledged on Tuesday to review requests for the removalof hateful content material published on their systems within 24 hours as part of a code of behavioragreed with ecu regulators. government throughout Europe had been attempting in latest months to get social systems to crack down on growing on-line racism following the refugee crisis, with ... Read More »

Facebook, YouTube, Twitter face furor over ‘hate speech’

Three French organizations say they will file legal complaints against Facebook, Twitter and Google’s YouTube service for failing to remove ‘hateful content’ posted on their sites. The French Jewish students union UEJF, SOS Racisme and SOS Homophobie say the internet giants have only removed a small portion of inappropriate content posted in a measured period. In France, there is a ... Read More »