Naver Upgrades Web Content Filtering Technology | Be Korea-savvy

Naver Upgrades Web Content Filtering Technology

(image: Korea Bizwire)

(image: Korea Bizwire)

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.

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