The robotic censor — a reality at last?

Source: The Price of Liberty
by Nathan Barton

“The Daily Mail reports on a new device called Themis, which apparently lets rip a loud obnoxious two-minute alarm sound when ‘Through the use of speech recognition and sound sensors we were able to program Themis to detect offensive terms — racial slurs, offensive jokes — through the microphone,’” according to the company showing off the device at a trade show in Dubai. … The purpose? Apparently, after Themis’[s] alarm turns off, the people subjected to the two-minute alarm are supposed to have ‘an open, understanding discussion among people on the possible trigger matter and the potential reasons behind Themis’s activation.’ Of course, if you use the same ‘offensive’ words or phrases, or refer to WHAT was and was not a racial slur or a disgusting joke, will not Themis, in its godly wisdom, again blast everyone’s ears? So much for ‘open discussion.'” (11/17/21)