The tech giant Microsoft announced their new tool to hunt out online child abusers. As their part of shaping the new technologies for socially good causes, Microsoft enabled Artificial Intelligence (AI) to catch the online child predators. By this tool companies/users can monitor the chats with kids continuously and detect any attempt that leads to child grooming (An online child abuse practice).
Officially dubbed as “Artemis” this project has been in making of this tool since November 2018 and has begun its foundation at Microsoft’s a tech meet up “360 Cross-Industry Hackathon”. This project has been under development and been a group effort including other industry experts such as The Meet Group, Roblox, Kik, and Thorn. The new tool evaluates the conversation and rates it with the preset conversation parameters. Any entity can use this tool to prevent and catch online child predictors by setting certain parameters to rate the conversation. Any chat goes beyond the point that will be flagged and forwarded to a moderator for further reviews.
Microsoft said, they have been using the tool in Xbox Live and they are planning to add this tool in their chat platform –Skype as well. Entities ho want to employ this tool can reach Thorn (An organization that works on building tools to save children from sexual abuse)to get are things done as early as possible.
Yet it cannot guarantee complete irradiation of such abusers. However, it would a strong step forward to fight online child abuse. Further, it raises a lot of privacy concerns across the digital world as well. In addition, following Microsoft other tech giants such as Apple have announced their approach in preventing such cases with more meticulous policies.