Bumble open-sources its lewd-spotting AI tool

Dating app Bumble is open-sourcing its lewd-spotting AI tool that was first introduced in 2019.

The tool helps to protect users from certain unsolicited photos – and we’re not just talking about genitalia, but also shirtless selfies and photos of firearms.

When a suspect image is received by a user, it’s blurred to allow the recipient to view it, block it, or report the sender.

Online harassment is difficult to counter entirely but AI is proving a...

Wordtune launches commercial AI tool for summarising walls of text

A number of AI tools are cropping up to summarise text and Wordtune is throwing its hat in the ring.

Faced with a wall of text, many of us are guilty of closing the page and moving on with our busy lives. Research suggests that UK employees and students are spending almost an hour a day on average reading for work-related purposes and over a third (37%) are suffering work-related “reading fatigue”.

Wordtune Read is a new AI reading tool claiming to help people read...

Synthesized’s free tool aims to detect and remove algorithmic biases

Synthesized has launched a free tool which aims to quickly identify and remove dangerous biases in algorithms.

As humans, we all have biases. These biases, often unconsciously, end up in algorithms which are designed to be used across society.

In practice, this could mean anything from a news app serving more left-wing or right-wing content—through to facial recognition systems which flag some races and genders more than others.

A 2010 study (PDF) by...