The dating app Tinder has launched a new feature designed to help reduce online harassment. The app uses an algorithm to detect potentially abusive content contained a message created the user. Artificial intelligence is used to create a database that flags examples abusive or inappropriate language. After the author the message presses 'send', a small box pops that asks, "Are you sure?" or "AYS?" Developers Tinder are optimistic the new feature will drastically cut the number abusive messages sent the platform. They say that while testing the app, the volume such messages fell 10 per cent. The new feature has been rolled on English and Japanese versions the app.
The Tinder dating app allows users to anonymously swipe photos and like or dislike the profiles possible love matches based photos, biographies and common interests. Once the app deems two users as being "matched", they can exchange messages and arrange a date. While the app has resulted many finding love, similar apps, it has been abused. AYS works the concept "act in haste, repent at leisure". The company says AYS is its response to keeping Tinder a safe environment. It said: "The early results...show us that intervention done the right way can be really meaningful changing behaviour and building a community where everyone feels like they can be themselves."