Wikipedia launches artificially intelligent editor to filter false entries

Wikipedia’s new software aims to make the site a more accurate place  Wikipedia has launched a new artificially intelligent tool to highlight new edits deemed to be ‘low quality’ in an effort to help its human editors to quickly spot suspicious or false changes to articles. The website, which can be edited by anyone and sees 10 edits made every second, said the Objective Revision Evaluation Service (ORES) has been designed to act “like a pair of X-ray specs.” Combining open data and open source machine learning algorithms, the editor can spot article edits likely to be low quality based on the language used and context. These edits are then flagged up for a human editor who will make the final decision. [embedded content]  Key figures to fall foul of…


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