Intel is launching Bleep, an AI application that can “detect and redact” audio-based hate speech in actual time throughout a multiplayer online game. Intel released few screenshots of the application and people’s response wasn’t all that great to it, Intel’s been receiving a lot of backlash on how the application is built and how it is inappropriate.
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What exactly is ‘Bleep’?
So, according to statistics, “22% of players have given up taking part in sure video games because of these unfavorable experiences.” Unfavorable experience being referred for hate speech and negativity, that for the fact is true but there wasn’t any proper solution to it because it was to a point untraceable as to how to detect and eliminate it. Intel tried doing exactly that in a partnership with an AI developing organization ‘Spirit AI’.
The application was made to eliminate or ‘bleep’ any kind of hate speech which is chosen prior by the consumer as to what all they don’t want to hear and what they want. The application had settings where you can choose how much toxicity one has to hear from four distinctions “none, some, most or all” and there were different categories like racism, misogyny, body shaming, LGBTQ+ hate, etc, it was supposed to function as some kind of filter.
Online Backlash faced by Intel:
A lot of people after seeing the video that Intel launched for the application started tweeting and sharing on social media that how indecent the categories were and also how can you choose between the distinctions provided.
The criticism also was hugely for an on and off toggle separately provided for ‘N-words’. Here are some tweets:
Intel’s reply to the criticism :
“The intent of this has at all times been to a place that that nuanced management within the arms within the customers,” Marcus Kennedy, Intel’s general manager of gaming said to Polygon, and also mentioned that the whole application isn’t here yet and one cannot judge it based on screenshots released, he said, “So a few of the response that we noticed that isn’t primarily based on utilizing the app, it’s primarily based on screenshots they noticed within the background that we did just lately.” which is correct.
It was also mentioned that how online toxicity is really causing trouble to some gamers and Intel would like to solve it. Furthermore, Kennedy added that after seeing the response they might see further into the application as to what works for the consumers and what doesn’t and adapt accordingly, indicating that this isn’t the final piece of product there may be changes between this and the actual launch.
There were not all negative comments on the product some people even found it useful in many ways, but let’s wait for the actual product and its reviews. The application is in beta, its prototype was developed two years ago.
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