Tag Archive: Robot lives matter? YouTube removing robot fight videos for ‘animal cruelty’


on August 20, 2019 in World News

Robot lives matter? YouTube removing robot fight videos for ‘animal cruelty’

What does dog fighting have in common with robot-to-robot combat? According to YouTube, both violate its “community guidelines” and amount to “animal suffering.” Are AIs finally starting to protect their own? YouTube content creators are complaining that the video platform has been haphazardly removing content in which insentient robots (as far as we know) battle it out for the entertainment of humans. via GIPHY A video explaining the apparent algorithm glitch was posted by industrial designer Angus Deveson and quickly shot to the top of the Reddit homepage on Tuesday. In a message sent to multiple creators, including well-known...

What does dog fighting have in common with robot-to-robot combat? According to YouTube, both violate its “community guidelines” and amount to “animal suffering.” Are AIs finally starting to protect their own? YouTube content creators are complaining that the video...

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