The British government has announced the launch of AI software which it claims can detect ISIS propaganda videos with 99.995% accuracy and block them from being published.
The Home Office publicised the release of the technology on Tuesday morning. They claim it will help small platforms protect themselves from inadvertently spreading extremist material.
It was developed by ASI Data Science, a tech firm in London which was given £600,000 ($834,000) of public money for the project.
John Gibson, a director at ASI, told Business Insider that the AI’s algorithm uses “a wide variety of different singals” inside a video to determine whether it came from ISIS and should therefore be blocked.
He declined to discuss how it works in any more detail, citing concerns that making internal information public could hamper its effectiveness.
The government is targeting the software at smaller publishers on the …