WOW Podcast # 2: Using AI to prevent exploiting pictures of children on the internet

WOW is a podcast series for all of us that are passionate about innovation in any shape or form.

Thomas Andersson is a senior advisor at ECPAT, an organization that works against sexual abuse of children. Digitalization is amazing in many ways, but it also has negative effects, and this is one of them. The internet has made it much easier for offenders to exploit children and has made the crime much more limitless. As soon as a picture is posted online it is a global problem.

In this episode, we talk about how ECPAT is using AI to become proactive instead of reactive when it comes to taking down sexually exploiting pictures of children on the internet. Each day AI finds 10,000 new images of child sexual abuse, and the number is increasing every day. We also talk about how we can in other innovative ways help to reduce this very big issue.

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About the host

The podcast is hosted by our own Fanny Widman, who also runs a famous podcast in Sweden on gender balance called Fannys Förebilder (Fannys Förebilder/Fanny’s role models). Fanny has a background in IT sales and has also studied marketing on IHM Business School in Stockholm. She is passionate about creating conversations that matters and sharing insights that can benefit many!