Good news that Google have announced they’ll do something about the spoof children’s videos on YouTube. But given how long they’ve taken to do so, I think my cartoon below is justified. Artificial Intelligence is not up to rejecting such videos automatically (it’s an AI-complete task), and there are too many for staff to moderate.
A Google Babysitter robot sits on a chair, with a TV screen in its head showing the notorious video of Peppa Pig slashing her face. A scared toddler gazes at the screen. The robot is narrating, “And Peppa Pig self-harmed, took to drugs, and died. Google made lots of money, and everyone lived happily ever after — except for a few traumatised children.”