Sunday May 10, 2015

Teaching computers to recognize jerks

(Ministerio TIC Colombia/Flickr)

Listen 8:31

Can a computer tell if you're being a jerk online? Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil and his colleagues think so. They've developed an algorithm that can identify antisocial behaviour in online comment sections.

You can check out their study: Antisocial Behavior in Online Discussion Communities (PDF)