Wikipedia Uses AI to Assist Human Editors

By John P. Mello Jr.Dec 4, 2015 11:02 AM PT The Wikimedia Foundation this week rolled out a service designed to improve the quality of Wikipedia articles. The Objective Revision Evaluation Service uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to help Wikipedia editors identify damaging articles more quickly and assign quality scores to them more rapidly. Every day, Wikipedia is edited some 500,000 times, Wikimedia said. Editors, most of them volunteers, have to review all those changes. ORES allows those editors to peer into incoming content to identify potentially damaging edits swiftly and quarantine them for future scrutiny. A damaging edit might include the insertion of personal opinion or obscenity into an article. Edit Triage “If you’re in the media at all, there’s a chance that someone is going to dislike‚Ķ

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