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Microsoft shares new technique for detecting online grooming of children in video game chat

Microsoft has unveiled Project Artemis, a technique used to detect online predators who try to groom children for sexual purposes using chat in video games.

Project Artemis is applied to historical text-based chat conversations, and evaluates and “rates” conversation characteristics and assigns an overall probability rating, Microsoft said.

This rating is then used as a determiner, which can be set by individual companies that use the technique as to when a flagged conversation should be sent to a human moderator for review. The idea is a moderator, if necessary, would refer imminent threats to police and other relevant authorities.

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