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.
A 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 robot builder Jamison Go, YouTube said the content had been and deleted based on its rules which prohibit videos depicting the
Deveson said. The most likely explanation, he added, is that some algorithm has gone
Whatever the reason, the mystifying decision sparked some humor from fans of robot combat.
The removals were also cited as while some speculated that YouTube’s so-called might not really exist and algorithms are making all the decisions.
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