#AI helps save #freespeech from troll and hate comments, what do you think?

Situation: More and more trolls impact free speech online by either creating an artificial public opinion, enraging the crowd with hate comments or misleading us with fake news.

This must stop, as it is currently the biggest threat to free speech and the free internet. If we can not prevent artificial bots from manipulating public opinion the only way is to restrict the free, open and anonymous internet. To me that would be a horrible result as it is the foundation of tremendous innovation in so many areas.

Solution: Use an AI that checks all comments/posts on major social network platforms like facebook. The AI then does not prevent you from posting your opinion but identifies troll behavior as well as “fake stories” and displays the troll and fake probability KPI besides every post . This allows us to still share everything and don’t restrict free speech but gives readers an indication how trustworthy the source is. Furthermore when one clicks on the KPI number, it shows why the number is as it is e.g. a list of news sources pro and against the “fake story”.

How: Well trolls — use inflammatory statements to start a reaction — can be difficult for a human to detect, so solutions like IBM Personality Insights can indicate whether the sentiment is accurately judged depending on the commenter’s personality traits. It can then determine whether the message is ironic, sarcastic or deceptive.

Idea: This could actually be build as a Chrome Plugin for everyone to download even if facebook itself does not introduce such a KPI plugin.

What do you think is this a good idea?

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#makeithappen – my road to make the world work better – overview

Why I do this?

I want to be a rouge pirate scientist that makes the world a better place: At the end of my life I … fulfilled the dream of the 5 year old boy that played with Playmobil how he created a great world by science (e.g. not dying, no pain) without respect for boundaries.

How to make the world work better?

It is about make people and myself more happy by help solve the big challenges (Domains):

  • Healthcare
  • Environment
  • Living (Cities …)
  • Working & Producing (Smarter Industry)
  • Lifestyle (products that make people feel better)

What is needed to make an impact? Domain Knowledge + Technological Knowledge + Soft Skills This maps to the following areas:

#FutureOfWork: Including all soft skills that make one work efficiently:

  • Agile (including Time Management and Learning)
  • Lifestyle

#BuildTheFuture: The “technical” skills needed to build products, based on your domain knowledge, that create value for people:

  • Process: Agile, Design Thinking, Lean Startup (Bluemix Garage Method)
  • Design: Domain Driven Language
  • Programming: JavaScript, OOP, Java Testing, Building
  • Domain specific skills: Data Analytics, Full Stack Development (App & Microservices), IoT & Embedded
  • Background: Algorithms & Statistics

#FutureOf[Domain]: Includes the domain knowledge that is need to use the technology in a way that creates value:

  • Health:
    • Data Driven Medicine
    • Genomic Medicine
    • Medicine, Biology, Chemistry
  • Lifestyle:
    • Science of Happiness
    • Consumer Products & Marketing: What creates value in the life of an consumer?
  • Industry:
    • Industrie 4.0
    • Integrated Industry
    • Manufacturing Challenges & Trends
    • 3d printing

Reduce Poverty in Inner Cities

An Overview of which factors are making cities smarter and why, what’s possible and how and what we can expect, and when.

Smarter cities are providing a myriad of benefits for their people, businesses and governments:
*an improved quality of life,
*sustained economic vitality,
*and intense communication through social media.


Michael Dixon leads IBM’s strategy and its implementation for Smarter Cities around the world. Prior to a brief period as the Managing Partner for IBM’s consulting and systems integration business (GBS) in Central/Eastern Europe in 2011, Michael was the Vice President of Public Sector for GBS in the Growth Markets, leading teams focused on supporting client initiatives in Government, Healthcare Payers and Providers and Education across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, Central / Eastern Europe and Latin America. Client success in numerous projects resulted with IBM providing strategic advice, business change and process transformation to improve services and deliver cost efficiencies.
Before joining IBM Michael completed a BBSc at La Trobe University, an MSc at the University of Melbourne and a PhD at the University of Alberta. Michael is an Australian and spends his time in Melbourne, New York and all parts of the world.

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