Earlier this month, after a public outcry over disturbing and potentially exploitative YouTube content involving children, CEO Susan Wojcicki said the company would increase its number of human moderators to more than 10,000 in 2018, in an attempt to rein in unsavory content on the web’s biggest video platform.But guidelines and screenshots obtained by BuzzFeed News, as well as interviews with 10 current and former “raters” — contract workers who train YouTube’s search algorithms — offer insight into the flaws in YouTube’s system. These documents and interviews reveal a confusing and sometimes contradictory set of guidelines, according to raters, that asks them to promote “high quality” videos based largely on production values, even when the content is disturbing. This not only allows thousands of potentially exploitative kids videos to remain online, but could also be algorithmically amplifying their reach.Raters told BuzzFeed … [Read more...] about YouTube Has A Massive Child Exploitation Problem. How Humans Train Its Search AI Is Partly Why.
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Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap’s battle of wits with the country’s film certification system and Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chief Pahlaj Nihalani is far from over. In a candid chat with Hindustan Times ahead of his next directorial venture, Raman Raghav 2.0, Kashyap talks to HT about censorship, his genre of movies and the reason why he thinks Nihalani is one of the biggest challenges faced by the Indian movie industry in recent times. An excerpt:Udta Punjab was finally released without the 100 cuts suggested by the CBFC. But, in your statements, you have targeted Pahlaj Nihalani more than the functioning of the board itself.Pahlaj Nihalani says he has been following guidelines. I don’t think he understands the guidelines. Have the guidelines changed in the last two years? There were people before him too… have the guidelines changed in the last two years? Why are so many films going to the tribunal (Film Certification … [Read more...] about Nihalani’s mind is more perverse than movies he rates: Anurag Kashyap
Story highlights Will Marshall, Paul Weinstein: Hillary Clinton proposed laudable plan to help students pay for college, but it doesn't rein in college costs Their suggestion? The three-year college degree. It would restructure curriculum, save thousands and boost completion rate Will Marshall is the president of the Progressive Policy Institute. Paul Weinstein Jr. is director of the Public Management Program at Johns Hopkins University and a PPI Senior Fellow. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the authors. (CNN)In rolling out an ambitious higher education plan this month, Hillary Clinton put a genuine national dilemma -- America's ballooning student debt crisis -- at the center of the 2016 debate. What a refreshing contrast to her Republican opponents. Clinton's "New College Compact" is a big, multifaceted plan to take the debt monkey off the backs of millennials who attend public universities. But one thing it is not is cheap -- the price tag … [Read more...] about Why we need the 3-year college degree
Elizabeth Banks pulled out the stops for the premiere of her film Charlie's Angels in Los Angeles on Monday night. The actress, 45, who directs and stars in the reboot, turned heads on her arrival at the Regency Village Theatre as she slipped into a plunging purple dress. Joined by her angels, Elizabeth caught the eye in the floor-length number which featured a shimmering sequin skirt and a cut-out waist. Glitter queen: Elizabeth Banks pulled out the stops for the premiere of her film Charlie's Angels in Los Angeles on Monday night Elizabeth teased a hint of cleavage thanks to the gown's deep V neckline, while the cut-out detailing at the waist highlighted her slender physique. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Kristen Stewart showcases her long legs in a dazzling purple... Kristen Stewart dazzles in a rainbow sequin cut-out mini... Gigi Gorgeous serves body in nearly nude black sheer with... Anna Kendrick reveals Pitch Perfect co-stars … [Read more...] about Elizabeth Banks exudes glamour in a plunging lilac sequin dress at her LA premiere of Charlie’s Angel reboot
Vodafone has swung to a €7.6bn (£6.6bn) annual loss and slashed its dividend as it focuses on investing in 5G networks and cutting debt.The bottom line loss for the world's second biggest mobile phone operator in the year to the end of March compares to a profit of €2.8bn (£2.4bn) for the same period last time around.Vodafone swung into the red after writing down the value of some of its assets and taking a hit on the sale of Vodafone India.Chief executive Nick Read said the company achieved its guidance for the year in most markets but saw increased competition in Spain and Italy and headwinds in South Africa."These challenges weighed on our service revenue growth during the year, and together with high spectrum auction costs have reduced our financial headroom," he said. Advertisement He said the board had made the decision to cut the dividend from 40% to €0.09 per share to help reduce debt and support its goals including improving customer … [Read more...] about Vodafone slashes share payout after posting £6.6bn loss