Have you ever found an interesting discussion online where everyone was commenting? Maybe it was in response to an article about the latest debate in politics, or maybe it was something far less serious, like which team in the Super Bowl should have won. No matter the topic, the most annoying part about online conversations are all of the irrelevant comments.
You've seen them before, probably more than you'd like. They're the comments left behind that have nothing to do with the topic.
Sometimes they're even posted by some annoying sales person who considers it a form of free marketing. But, one thing is certain - sifting through them is a big waste of time.
But is there anything you can do about it? Soon, there could be. According to a Facebook spokesperson, Facebook is currently in the process of developing artificial intelligence (AI) that can sift through these annoying posts for you, then prioritize the comments you'd most likely want to see.
It's called "Deep Text," and it works by interpreting language and comparing it with other preferences you have. For example, if this AI detects that English is your primary language, it will automatically push posts down that are written in another language, such as Spanish. But it doesn't stop there. Deep Text will also be able to analyze text for contextual meaning.
Context is a huge part of any language, and for Deep Text to truly be effective, it must understand subtle differences like a human would.
For example, posting something like "I'm hungry," might trigger the AI to suggest nearby places to eat, whereas posting "I was hungry," might not trigger anything.
Facebook feels that Deep Text could be beneficial in many ways, just one of which is clearing up those cluttered comment threads. Deep Text will be able to analyze 10,000 per second on average.
--> Read this before you ever take a quiz on Facebook again. You'll be surprised what is really happening behind the scenes.