Face Book & AI

Abalinx 1 January 2018 Peter Adamis

Artificial intelligence is everywhere.

Honestly, I just cannot believe the Big Brother controls that Facebook has put into practice. They have honestly gone out of control.   They are now using techniques to control people’s posts, behaviour; points of view and making it very very difficult for participants to have a decent conversation without Face Book using its illogical algorithms to destroy a debate.

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The so called “Community Standards” approach appear on the whole to stifle free speech, control and change behaviours and on the whole push people away from using Face book.  I do hope that someone with enough knowledge, experience and funds creates a rival to Face Book and creates a healthy competition. This form of Machine, robotic and artificial intelligence has gone just too far.

If I had the funds, I honestly would create a rival to Face Book. In fact, I am seriously considering reviewing LinkedIn as another means of communicating across the Web. LinkedIn is fast becoming another form of communication, having humble beginnings which involved professionals. LinkedIn is free but it can be upgraded to a advanced stage which attracts costs.

If LinkedIn does not take off, the maybe, just maybe, the old MYSPACE may get a chance to be revived as an alternative. If Facebook continues on its current course, the people at large will soon find other means of communicating with each other.

I looked upon Facebook in the past of capturing memories but now, I am of the opinion that Facebook has gone beyond its original design and playing havoc with people’s minds. I am quite sure that I am not the only member of Facebook to feel this way.

If I appear disappointed, well, that is an understatement on my part. I want to be able to communicate with a human and not an algorithm, Artificial Intelligence of a robot who has been programmed to handle queries.

Those who are reading this will but read some of what I have written, agree with me and then move on. The reason being is that I have not really provided a solution that will create a groundswell of support. The only way I know is to spread the word and let others on Face book all complain about the community standards being too harsh, biased and very much incapable of providing positive feedback or even giving a solution on responses.

A good example is when someone complains or reports someone on Facebook and the member who is the target is suddenly locked out. No matter what explanations are given, the poor member who is the target remains locked out as a punishment. Again here, we are at a disadvantage because we have no other course of action to take.

At one stage during an online debate, one member decided they did not like my comments. What they did was find every comment I had made, no matter if it was a positive or negative and ticked the angry or dislike button. What in effect this did was place a mathematical equation into the debate that was calculated by the artificial intelligence responsible and came to the Computer Machine language logic that that my comments were not with the community standards. Thus locking me out for seven days.

Having being locked out I decided to test the system and wrote a number of responses back to Face book. Each time receiving the same message. No matter how good my explanation was, no matter what I had written, no matter how my sentences were crafted, I received the same response. I then understood that i was not communicating with a human being.

Well readers may say with some justification that “welcome to the new world”. my response is “You can have your new world as I refuse to be dictated to or communicate with a machine based on logic, artificial intelligence using algorithms and past examples of human behaviour.

Another good example of using social media, with Facebook being used as the vehicle of expression was the recently flawed SSM survey which the public have now come to realised was a political publicity stunt to shore up the poor ratings of our politicians who I may say are an absolute disgrace to all Australians. I support the “LGBTQI” community for equal rights, but “THE END DOES NOT JUSTIFY THE MEANS” This is very wrong and we the public needs to wake up.  It is no wonder that we the public have become disillusioned with controlled online communication software programmes that have drifted from their original charter.  

Well, I have had my bitch, fired my first salvo against Face Book, social media, controlled programmes, artificial intelligence, logical machine like robotic language and other programmes that attempt to effectively change behaviours and our ability to think freely.

If I have been able to spark some small interest into the never ending avalanche of machine control, then I have achieved my aim. What can be done is for those concerned to voice their opinion and change social media programmes from using us as mere guinea pigs to teach its self and become smarter at our expense and eventually destroy who we are. Some years ago, I warned friends not to put onto Facebook, items of personal matters that could be gathered and used at a later date by machines or artificial intelligence whose main task was to gather information.

This information can be effectively used using manipulation software to create fake news, create a video using people who have since died to be seen as speaking something they have not said. All of this is now possible. If enough images, a scarp of video footage is kept, text messages, then all of this can be used and manipulated using software available today to create a real life video of someone saying a controlled script. No one would be able to tell the difference.   Am I just a lone person stating the obvious, or will some think, here is another bloke sprawling. But at least I have highlighted some concerns as I am sure that there are millions like me out there.

Have a great year, stay strong, vigilant and never give up.

2017 was laced with sadness with the passing of family friends and acquaintances and yet despite their passing, I have become the recipient of their memories and will not forget their contribution to making me who I am. Life as we know it can only be sustained by vigilance and with that vigilance comes responsibility. One hope that 2018 will be a far better year without the controls of political correctness, curbing of free speech, fake and manipulated news and a world where people are free to express themselves.

Peter Adamis is a Journalist/Social Media Commentator and writer. He is a retired Australian military serviceman and an Industry organisational & Occupational (OHS) & Training Consultant whose interests are within the parameters of domestic and international political spectrum.  He is an avid blogger and contributes to domestic and international community news media outlets as well as to local and Ethnic News.  He holds a Bachelor   of Adult Learning & Development (Monash), Grad Dip Occupational Health & Safety, (Monash), Dip. Training & Assessment, Dip Public Administration, and Dip Frontline Management. Website: abalinx.com Contact via Email: [email protected] or via Mobile: 0481 342 791


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