Facebook says head-cam Christchurch video foiled its AI system | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Facebook says head-cam Christchurch video foiled its AI system

Facebook said it struggled to identify the video of the Christchurch mosque shootings because of the use of a head-mounted camera by the gunman, which made it harder for its systems to automatically detect the nature of the video.

"This was a first-person shooter video, one where we have someone using a GoPro helmet with a camera focused from their perspective of shooting," Neil Potts, Facebook's public policy director, told British MPs today.

Terror footage from a first-person perspective "was a type of video we had not seen before," he added.

Because of the nature of the video, Facebook's artificial intelligence - used to detect and prioritise videos that are likely to contain suicidal or harmful acts - did not work.

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