A.I. and the Web

An increase in hate speech, extremism, fake news and other content which violate the community standards has seen them strengthening policies, re-working algorithms and adding staff to curb the menace. In this article, we examine what works with algorithms and what doesn’t as relates to social moderation. Online platforms are plagued by inappropriate texts, images, and videos which somehow manage to slip through the cracks. In many cases, online media platforms respond by implementing smarter algorithms to help identify inappropriate content. But what is artificial intelligence capable of capturing and where does it fail miserably. A.I. CAN READ BOTH TEXT AND IMAGES BUT ACCURACY VARIES With the help of natural language processing, A.I. can be trained to recognize text across multiple languages. This means they can be trained to identify posts which violate community guidelines such as racial slurs or texts related to extremist propaganda. A.I. can also be trained…

The Importance of a Mobile-Friendly Website

The range of devices with which people access the web are increasing daily and no longer is it safe to assume that visitors will visit your website using traditional devices like the desktop and personal computer- there is a good chance they will do so with a tablet or a handheld device. Ultimately, if your site is not optimized for mobile you are losing sales as research revealed that 30% will abandon a purchase transaction if the shopping cart isn’t optimized for mobile devices. It’s therefore amazing that there are still several businesses websites which are not optimized for a mobile experience. Below are five reasons why your website must have a mobile optimized website: MOBILE WEBSITES ARE IN HIGH DEMAND Today, mobile devices are the easiest way to access information especially for clients that are always on the go. If your website is not mobile friendly, your prospects will…

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