French Open organisers to offer players AI protection against online abuse
Bodyguard filters out abusive comments on social media
Members of the discussion:
In the first initiative of its kind, the French Tennis Federation is using AI technology Bodyguard, which aims to filter out abusive comments on social media platforms like Instagram, Twitter and TikTok. Bodyguard can moderate comments in real time – with responses analysed in less than 200 milliseconds – and care will be taken about what is censored.
Tennis players have frequently highlighted the horrific messages they receive after losses, often from gamblers who have lost money betting on them.
“As part of its strategy to take care of the players’ mental health, the FFT decided to collaborate with Bodyguard to fight against cyberbullying,” the FFT said in a statement. “A team of linguists creates word patterns that enable the system to be updated in real time according to what is posted on social media, in order to generate a more contextual analysis.”
The technology will be used to protect all official FFT and Roland Garros social media accounts, as well as those of players who opt for it for the duration of the grand slam and at least a week after the tournament has ended.
“The mental health of the players is a priority for the Roland Garros tournament. We will not accept any form of violence at our tournament,” said Caroline Flaissier, director of the FFT. “We are very proud to be the first grand slam tournament to offer players a solution that efficiently protects them against cyberbullying.
We want to protect the players from this damaging behaviour, to enable them to be in peak mental condition when they compete in the tournament.
More on the topic
More on the topic
The 2023 World Figure Skating Championships Conclude in a Blaze of Glory for Japan
This Championship was pretty amazing! And it showed that without Russians it didn’t become less interesting. The public doesn’t need quads by 15 year olds to enjoy the competition
Elena Anikina: "We hope, especially considering the position and strategy which IOC has now, that very soon the situation will be changed"
Apparently, soon Russia will have to build luge-bobsleigh tracks not only in Russia, but also in partner countries!) In terms of competitiveness for Russian bobsleigh, this is a st
Alexander Tkachev: "We make sure that our athletes get the most important thing - the opportunity to compete"
Yes, it is an interesting vector of development, it is also important here what projects and initiatives Russia can offer for Asian countries? Will we be able to host the Asian Che
Israeli gymnastics hit by allegations parents were asked to bribe judges
A great case, it seems tha now we need an analogue of WADA, who will investigate attempts to bribe judges, etc. It will be very interesting.
Sport and politics: my experiences as an athlete
Все это лишь еще раз доказывает, что спорт должен оставаться вне политики. К сожалению, чаще всего это просто слова.
Olympian, Nassar survivor Tasha Schwikert Moser on USA Gymnastics' board of directors
Очень круто, когда человек уверен, что именно он может что-то изменить, а особенно когда человек знает спорт изнутри. Уважать!
Disqualified for running in a hijab, Noor Alexandria Abukaram turned pain into action
Хочу поблагодарить эту спортсменку за то, что она не побоялась поставить свою историю в пример. Я считаю, что спортсмен может раскрыть свою религию. Хиджаб – выявленная черта мусул
Suni Lee finds support at Auburn after Olympics 'impostor syndrome'
Случайно, я знаю об этой спортсменке, сделал один вывод, что она точно не блещет, она очень солнечный человек. Жаль, что кто-то не был счастлив, когда она заслужила золото для свое
'Anesthetic injections are....' - WADA chief on doping accusation on French Open winner Rafael Nadal
Да, конечно, спорт — это преодоление себя. А к Рафаэлю вопросов нет, только респект за шикарную игрушку. Но все же, мне кажется, нельзя на сто процентов сказать, что теннисистка то
Give us a chance
Yes, I think athlets from foreign countries understand that all Championships and tournaments are not competitive enough without Russian athlets. I think one day when the situatio
Sport and Politics. Instead of afterword
The question of connection between Sports and Politics was always "exstra burning". So I am interested in your opinion: where should be the border between sport and politics and wh
“Oh, come on, where’s the medals?” or Do the media force athletes too hard?
I am pleased to announce that the British duck has been broken. Team GB will win at least one silver by the end of the Games on Sunday following their win in the Men's Curling semi