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(Buzzfeed News)   Let's check in and see how that new Google fact check algorithm is handling the Notre Dame Cathedral fire. Oh, dear   (buzzfeednews.com) divider line
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2019-04-15 03:40:23 PM  
I got that overlay on YouTube's mobile app and wondered WTF was going on.

Then, I clicked on a Trump video and it suggested a Bozo the Clown video.
 
2019-04-15 03:40:24 PM  
2 spoons
 
2019-04-15 03:40:35 PM  
I am sure this will not feed any conspiracy sites.
 
2019-04-15 03:41:05 PM  

vudukungfu: 2 spoons


THERE IS NO SPOON
 
2019-04-15 03:41:27 PM  
I know they are working on a fact-check algorithm. Google has a Beta?

Cool. One step closer to the automated news boxes and news drones of Philip K. Dick's otherwise dystopian world.
 
2019-04-15 03:42:21 PM  
It's the Omar Effect
 
2019-04-15 03:42:22 PM  
The important thing is that algorithm generates a lot of value for Google's shareholders.
 
2019-04-15 03:43:04 PM  

vudukungfu: 2 spoons


2 cups.
 
2019-04-15 03:43:52 PM  
I looked at the artilcle. That is usually a noobie mistake. But it said that Google's algorithm is surrounding Paris Cathedral Fire with 911 stories.

Google seems to think that this is Trump's 911. Or maybe his Reichstag Firel.

Trump did this, somehow, I haven't any plausible explanation, but who needs facts?
 
2019-04-15 03:44:08 PM  
Another plane has hit the Cathedral of St. Denis!
 
2019-04-15 03:44:45 PM  
People keeping talking about the steeple falling and focusing on it and it really did give a 9/11 vibe .
 
2019-04-15 03:44:47 PM  
And the lesson here is that it's not a simple matter to stop people from spreading false information online, because computer software doesn't know true from false.
 
2019-04-15 03:46:31 PM  

2chris2: And the lesson here is that it's not a simple matter to stop people from spreading false information online, because computer software doesn't know true from false.


Which is funny because computers operate on that binary of choices!
 
2019-04-15 03:46:43 PM  

2chris2: And the lesson here is that it's not a simple matter to stop people from spreading false information online, because computer software doesn't know true from false.


THAT = TRUE
 
2019-04-15 03:48:48 PM  
Can't wait to hear what new liberal conspiracy Donny Jr thinks this is.
 
2019-04-15 03:50:09 PM  
Will Trump please visit Indiana and declare a federal disaster
 
2019-04-15 03:50:42 PM  
What happens when you drop in a picture about Rudy Giuliani?
<clicks>
Dumpster fires in drag videos...
 
2019-04-15 03:51:04 PM  

HempHead: vudukungfu: 2 spoons

2 cups.


One hogshead...
 
2019-04-15 03:51:33 PM  
lol

2 Towers

Lots of smoke...

Computer algorithm: well, okay...

Media: OH JESUS CHRIST, DON'T REMIND THEM OF THATTTT!!!!!!
 
2019-04-15 03:53:00 PM  
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2019-04-15 03:54:37 PM  
Eh, easy enough to see what happened from pictures in the article; the two towers of the cathedral with the darker section of the wall between them lower down, plus smoke, equals the proportions of the twin towers from NY to an AI algorithm..
 
2019-04-15 04:04:45 PM  

FrancoFile: Another plane has hit the Cathedral of St. Denis!


Have you lost your head, man?
 
2019-04-15 04:04:51 PM  
Given how bad google's results on ordinary searches have become over the last 5-6 years, I'm not surprised.
 
2019-04-15 04:06:01 PM  
It's called 'emergent behaviour'. One of the serious problems with AI.
 
2019-04-15 04:17:45 PM  
Well emergence is fascinating and potentially catastrophic but this is just he result of biases introduced during machine learning.

It'll improve its accuracy over time.
 
2019-04-15 04:21:41 PM  

bughunter: Well emergence is fascinating and potentially catastrophic but this is just he result of biases introduced during machine learning.

It'll improve its accuracy over time.


That depends on how much input their marketing dept. has - as I noted, above, it' s massively screwed with ordinary search results, such that if they'd been this bad on the signal-to-noise ratio 10-12 years ago, you'd never have heard of them.
 
2019-04-15 04:28:19 PM  
We farked it up again. What do we do?

Blame the algorithm.
 
2019-04-15 04:28:50 PM  
The problem isn't in the recipe, the problem is the cake.
 
2019-04-15 05:01:04 PM  

bughunter: Well emergence is fascinating and potentially catastrophic but this is just he result of biases introduced during machine learning.

It'll improve its accuracy over time.


Maybe.

With Bayesians, more input does not always yield better output.
 
2019-04-15 05:10:10 PM  
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Bien Merde!
 
2019-04-15 05:13:01 PM  

HempHead: vudukungfu: 2 spoons

2 cups.


1 cup.
2 girls.
 
2019-04-15 05:52:03 PM  
Zuck you.
 
2019-04-15 05:55:28 PM  

SurfaceTension: HempHead: vudukungfu: 2 spoons

2 cups.

1 cup.
2 girls.


insert Cigar BRILLIANT man here gif.
 
2019-04-15 06:07:03 PM  

Crook: The problem isn't in the recipe, the problem is the cake.


the cake is a lie
 
2019-04-15 06:15:23 PM  
Misread that as "fat chick algorithm" and wondered if Brian May was branching out into mathematics.
 
2019-04-15 06:48:35 PM  
Curious how triggered leftists get at the mere mention of 9/11.
 
2019-04-15 06:57:05 PM  
Frollo was behind 9/11.

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2019-04-15 07:08:00 PM  
I don't think this is the reason why, but it's notable that already on Twitter there are the usual idjits trying to tie this fire to other events at churches around France/Europe, claiming that they're deliberate actions by Islamic etc etc I don't need to go on.

I image the same may well be happening in YouTube comment streams, but there's no way in hell I would go in there to check.
 
2019-04-15 07:13:27 PM  
Just block Fox News and all other "right wing media". Problem solved
 
2019-04-15 08:37:16 PM  

Crook: The problem isn't in the recipe, the problem is the cake.


It was left out in the rain?
 
2019-04-16 02:00:02 AM  

FrancoFile: Another plane has hit the Cathedral of St. Denis!


Funny you mention it:

https://aleteia.org/2019/03/12/vandal​s​-target-french-catholic-churches-in-se​ries-of-attacks/

One fire or vandalism may be an accident, but not dozens of them every month.  Pesky Rosicrucians?
 
2019-04-16 02:51:22 AM  

Idiot Stick Bearer: SurfaceTension: HempHead: vudukungfu: 2 spoons

2 cups.

1 cup.
2 girls.

insert Cigar BRILLIANT man here gif.


I realize you might be playing up your username, but... do you really not know that's Orson Welles?
 
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