Google to take on the ‘toxic’ trolls: ‘Perspective’ AI is being taught to hunt down hate speech and abuse online

Google’s new artificial intelligence (AI) tool is the latest weapon to join the fight against hate speech.

Called Perspective, the system uses machine learning to identify abusive and offensive comments online in order to elevate the pressure publishers face in tracking down internet trolls.

The technology was fed millions of hateful comments, which taught the AI to score other comments based on how similar they are to ones humans have deemed ‘toxic’.