SEOUL, June 30 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s leading internet portal operator Naver Corp. said Tuesday that it will roll out the upgraded version of its artificial intelligence (AI) image monitoring technology ‘X-eye’ from July.
X-eye refers to proprietary technology that prevents obscene materials from being exposed in search results by monitoring them on a real time basis.
The service, which was introduced in 2017, was developed through AI learning and is capable of classifying about 4 million images Naver has accumulated by content type.
Previously, there was a shortcoming in that obscene materials were exposed in search results until image monitoring managers took action.
Since the introduction of X-eye, however, Naver succeeded in filtering harmful photos and videos at a high accuracy rate of 98.1 percent.
The newly-developed X-eye 2.0 is a more sophisticated solution using the preceding study results for image recognition technologies conducted by Naver AI Lab and its AI platform CLOVA.
Compared to X-eye 1.0, which classified content simply into normal or obscene materials, X-eye 2.0 can classify content into four categories – normal, obscene, adult and indecent at a higher accuracy rate of 99.5 percent.
In addition, X-eye 2.0 also boasts a higher level of decision accuracy not only for obscene and adult images but also for indecent expressions, thereby being able to be used in various services.
Lina Jang (firstname.lastname@example.org)