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Published 3 Years Ago on Wednesday, Mar 18 2020 By Inside Telecom Staff
If you have uploaded a video to
YouTube lately and can’t find it, there’s a high chance it was removed. On this
occasion, you don’t have a human to blame. Since the rise of COVID-19 and the
mass of misinformation being circulated, YouTube is putting artificial
intelligence in charge of evaluating more content.
Google, YouTube and other tech companies
have implemented the WFH (work from home) initiative in recent weeks, in the
wake of rising concerns about the Coronavirus. AI algorithms are taking over
the evaluation of user videos. On its creator blog, representatives from
YouTube explained the service in an open letter, stating that they and parent
company Google is first and foremost concerned for employees.
Such a concern led to the temporary
exodus of workers from the headquarters of YouTube this week in the new WFH
era. Now computers are in charge of evaluating uploads much more than they were
The letter from YouTube states:
“Machine learning helps detect
potentially harmful content and then sends it to human reviewers for
assessment. As a result of the new measures we’re taking, we will temporarily
start relying more on technology to help with some of the work normally done by
Currently, automated systems are
checking and removing content without the typical human review. A more strict
and consistent evaluation system is probably not a bad thing for YouTube due to
recent speculation that they are not quick enough to remove inappropriate
content. AI would certainly be a more robust and systematic way of doing this.
The explanation on YouTube’s
blog warns both users and creators that they are likely to see an increased
amount of removals, even with cases that do not encroach on their community
standards or policies. Keeping this in mind, human beings that are still on
duty will review appeals from creators. The appeals process will also slow down
even more than usual due to a shortage of personnel. However, regardless of the
reason for removal, in these times, YouTube reviewers will not issue “strikes”
on creators except when evidence points to a sincere violation of terms.
A lack of human supervision may
also lead to the more cautious promotion of popular videos and livestreams.
Content that has not yet been fully reviewed may not be available via search on
a homepage of the suggestions and recommendation listings. YouTube have said
that the implementation of these temporary policies will not have an effect on
the monetization of the policies.
will continue to enforce all previously stated policies on coronavirus content.
The site will remove any videos from self-proclaimed-experts that urge
people to avoid medical treatment or that claim unproven or
harmful substances provide cures, virus protection or other health
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