Business, Technology

September 23, 2020

YouTube to age-restrict videos using AI

Source: Unsplash (Nordwood Themes) 

The Gist

The AI will automatically detect "adult content" and make it viewable to only those with YouTube accounts and are over the age of 18. 

The List

  • The implementation of the AI is set to take place gradually over the coming months. 
  • Until now, YouTube has been using a human team to identify content which was inappropriate for minors on the platform. 
  • This was difficult to do given the hundreds of hours of footage being uploaded to YouTube every minute. 
  • Content creators on YouTube will be able to appeal incorrect age-restriction blocks. 

Additional information

We'd love to help you learn more about what's happening

Media sources