On Fake News And The Outer Limits Of Artificial Intelligence | Tech News

While the tech giant initially denied these allegations, they made a complete u-turn later in the year, summarily firing their entire Trending News team and replacing them with an algorithm that ranks articles based on popularity. Without a set of human eyes keeping check of the algorithm’s handiwork, the instant result was a trending story titled: “BREAKING: Fox News Exposes Traitor Megyn Kelly, Kicks Her Out for Backing Hillary”. So not only was this news inaccurate and completely made up, it also backfired against Facebook’s initial stance of trying to get rid of conservative bias from the site. Because that’s what happens when you underappreciate the value of human judgment. Guy Sheetrit, founder of Over The Top SEO, has some interesting thoughts on this.

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