Google fights child porn

Reuters reported today that internet giant Google will be joining the fight against child pornography

Reuters reported today that internet giant Google will be joining the fight against child pornography by enlisting the help of its image recognition technology (which it currently uses to search for copyright violations) to apply video fingerprinting techniques to search for victims of abuse.

A team of Google engineers have worked with the NCMEC’ Child Victim Identification Program to develop the software which will automate the process of reviewing the 13million plus videos and pornographic images that previously had to be viewed manually.

The process should provide quicker results and allow analysts to identify victims of child pornography faster.

If you’d like to know more about the process, the research scientist responsible for the effort, Shumeet Baluja discusses the process in his blog

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