Instagram Turns to AI to Block Hate Comments and Trolls

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Ever been bothered by hateful, mean, or mocking comments on your work from trolls lurking on Instagram? The app’s CEO Kevin Systrom is rolling out plans to block those through Artificial Intelligence. As a social platform, Instagram’s success has been largely attributed to people’s desire to share a slice of their life through photos and images. Likewise, many visual artists and photographers can connect part of their success to reaching out to their existing and potential clients by sharing their work on the platform. While it’s all good that Instagram has evolved into a tool for connecting people all over the world for both business and personal reasons, it bothers Systrom that it has also become littered with mean, hateful, and inappropriate comments.

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