Algorithms can prevent online abuse

Cyber grooming: An adult male can pretend to be a 14-year-old boy online. Now NTNU detection technology in use at a commercial spin-off called AiBA, can detect the perpetrator. Credit: AiBA home page

Millions of children log into chat rooms every day to talk with other children. One of these “children” could well be a man pretending to be a 12-year-old girl with far more sinister intentions than having a chat about “My Little Pony” episodes.

Inventor and NTNU professor Patrick Bours at AiBA is working to prevent just this type of predatory behavior. AiBA, an AI-digital moderator that Bours …

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