When Ravi Yekkanti puts on his headset and goes to work, you never know what a day in virtual reality will bring. who can he meet? Does a child’s voice make him make racist remarks? Do cartoons try to grab his genitals?
In his view, Yekkanti’s job is to keep everyone in the Metaverse safe and having a good time, and he’s proud of it. He is at the forefront of his moderation of the new field of VR and metaverse content.
Digital safety in the metaverse got off to a somewhat rocky start with reports of sexual assault, bullying, and child grooming. 18 to 13.
Traditional moderation tools like AI-enabled filters for certain words don’t translate well to real-time immersive environments, so mods like Yekkanti are a prime way to stay safe in the digital world. And that task is becoming more important every day. Read full text.
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Flawed logic rushing for extreme climate change solutions
Entrepreneur Luke Iseman says he launched a pair of sulfur dioxide-filled weather balloons from Mexico’s Baja California peninsula early last year and hoped they would explode above Earth.
It’s a trivial act in itself, effectively a mini-do-it-yourself act of solar geoengineering that says the world can combat climate change by emitting particles that reflect more sunlight back into space. It was a controversial proposal.