In the most recent case of the requirement for further human control, YouTube’s automated framework confuses and brought down a few videos subsequent to mixing up robot battling matches as animal cruelty. Those influenced, including some BattleBots candidates, got a message expressing, “Content that displays the deliberate infliction of animal suffering or the forcing of animals to fight is not allowed on YouTube.” Was this a mere glitch, or are the robots displaying empathy for their brethren?
“With the massive volume of videos on our site, sometimes we make the wrong call,” a YouTube spokesperson said, “When it’s brought to our attention that a video has been removed mistakenly, we act quickly to reinstate it. We also offer uploaders the ability to appeal removals and we will re-review the content.” The spokesperson clarified that YouTube does not have any policies that prohibit footage of robots fighting and that the affected videos were quickly reinstated.
The issue typifies a progressing issue with Google’s streaming stage: Innocuous videos are every now and again expelled while harmful videos go unnoticed – or now and again disregarded – by YouTube’s control framework. With around 300 hours of film transferred to YouTube consistently, it is extremely unlikely people could direct such content, however, some kind of center ground appears justified.
Human arbitrators could audit videos that have been hailed for increasingly deplorable issues, for example, animal cruelty while surrendering copyright issues over to the robots and the appeals framework. It will probably take an episode undeniably more horrifying than erroneously hailing some robot fights for YouTube to make any strides toward that path, however.