File Date (@US Patent Office): January 19, 2017
Patent: 20170019535 Family ID: 57775256 Kind Code: A1
Applicant: International Business Machines (IBM)
Super Easy Explanation:
A system that fact-checks live calls and takes action to “cause change” in any call that is “determined…as false”. [Abstract]

Now, to Break It Down a Bit Further:

Who’s Involved (initially) :
telecommunicating from &
an automatic program, ran on an artificial-intelligencia computing system.
What’s Happening :
The A.I. system “detects a fact statement made during a conversation” [0024]. It detects “alleged facts” by using NLP (Natural Language Processing) to identify a “defined grammatical construct” and “the presence of one or more keywords”. [0025]
“As some non-limiting examples” the system “can be configured to detect statements that include financial terminology…words referring to a location, an institution, an entity, and the like”. [0025]
The A.I. system “initiates a capture of a call segment”, recording the “fact statement”. The capture can retroactively record, including the conversation that occurred “at a time prior” to “wnhen the fact statement was made” [0026]. The call data is pre-processed and converted for fact-checking.
“The (call) data can include text, sound, graphical, or video information.” The A.I. “applies different methods to convert…the information.” [0035]
The A.I. system then sends that processed data set “for fact-checking…verifying the accuracy of the fact statement by using information from a third-party.” [0030]
As an example; call-data from a video transmission could include a text form of the “fact statement”, along with result data from ”sentiment analysis, facial expression analysis, or applied forensics” performed by the A.I. system.[0035] “Voice facts, such as timber or pitch of the voice can assist in verification.”[0037] The text data of the fact statement can be checked against third-party records, like “phone directories” [0038], “company directories” [0039], “financial or credit databases” [0040], “news databases” [0041], or any “social media site” [0055].
The A.I. system receives a “result of the fact checking operation…indicating that the fact statement is accurate, or inaccurate.” [0031]
“If the result indicates that the fact statement is inaccurate”, the A.I. system “takes action” “while the call in progress”. [0032]
“Some non-limiting examples of possible actions” the system can take are “terminating the call,…notify the (telecommunication device) user via a haptic interface, or notify a third-party such as law enforcement.” [0032]
This IBM A.I. system application “allows” telecommunication devices”to be “operated in a manner that prevents the perpetration of…undesirable activities.”[0045]
“If the application determines that the caller or the call has violated the law, the application may notify the appropriate law enforcement agency” [0090], as the A.I. simotaneously “determines whether to continue the call-monitoring”.[0091]

So You’re Absolutely Clear on This :
IBM…the company that came up with the idea, and the system to number the Jews during the Holocaust…the company that created operating systems, like Linux….the company that created the “Smarter Cities” grid control program in 2008…the company that made the A.I. system that won Jeopardy! against the 74-game champ in 2011…and the A.I. system that beat the world’s chess champion
IBM…creator of the first supercomputer..the first personal computer with a standardized platform
IBM….who invented ATM’s…
IBM has patented a system which monitors calls, using Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language Processing to take statements made during the call and fact-check them against a third-party database. These statements can be made in any transmitted verbal, visual, textual, or graphical data that is communicated between any two devices. Devices include, but are not limited to, phones, laptops, wearable devices, or tablets. The third-party database used to fact-check is configurable. It can be configured to an internal network-server database; it could be Wikipedia; or the Google/Oracle servers in whole; even the entire plethora of institutional recorded familial, educational, employment, legal, financial, and geological recorded data. This fact-checking is made in real-time, through the data network. If any statement made is deemed as “false”, IBM’s system will make a change in the call. These changes include, but are not limited to, ending the call, alerting the device’s user of the danger of “invalid” fact statements, or involving the appropriate legal agencies of the user’s “incorrect” statement, with or without the telecommuter’s knowledge, to arrange for arrest or any other correctional-type action from the alerted agency. This A.I. system can and will decide to continue a user’s communications, to an undefined extent or limitation, for data capture continued for any undefined reason.
The A.I. listens and scans all, deciphering all communications between device users; using self-determined emotion-analytics,based on voice patterns, body language,and facial motions made during statements between communicating device users; fact-checking statements on its own terms, against its configuration of decided facts; then empowered to take action during the data transmission between the users. The A.I. can act to get you arrested, put you on an agency’s alert list, or block the user from telecommunicating on that device.

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IBM Patent: A.I. Fact-Checker with In-Call Actionability

15 thoughts on “IBM Patent: A.I. Fact-Checker with In-Call Actionability

  • March 6, 2017 at 12:19 am

    That was filed in the middle of 2015, patent application just came off confidential status, which is why you just saw it published. Given USPTO’s backlog, it’s probably got around 30 more months before the patent actually gets granted. IBM could rush it with extra attorney correspondence and expedite fees, but something tells me they feel no need to do so. Given how many times I’ve experienced disconnects when talking with awake people immediately after certain trigger phrases, this may have already been deployed, via single-source contract.

  • March 6, 2017 at 4:21 am

    It is no surprise to me that AI is the age of the beast. We are in the garden as Christians and nearing crucifixion. Time to stay in prayer that we do not succumb to this false Christ.

  • March 6, 2017 at 5:18 am

    The article leaves the impression that IBM created Linux on its own. IBM did not create Linux. Linus Torvalds did. IBM contributes to Linux, as do thousands of software developers around the world. It does not own Linux and never has. Where the author got the impression that IBM created Linux is beyond me. A simple search would have dispelled that. If you want a secure and free operating system that has many secure and free communications tools, use Linux.

  • March 6, 2017 at 6:13 am

    IBM did help the Nazis keep track of the Camp population ……. why was IBM not “dissolved” ??
    I will talk with phone in one hand and .45 in the other ………….. F— them.

    • March 9, 2017 at 9:45 am

      I take it you’re not familiar with operation paperclip. If you’re that upset you should be declaring war on Switzerland. They after all were hiding the Nazi’s gold, stocks, cash etc. for them. IBM coming up with a accounting program is hardly a war crime. I doubt they were told what it would actually be used for.

  • March 6, 2017 at 11:06 am

    Don’t buy IBM

    Boycott forever, ALL IBM everything.

    • March 6, 2017 at 2:20 pm

      Windows is a spinoff of IBM…is everyone going to boycott Bill Gate’s beast?

  • March 6, 2017 at 11:19 am

    Simple. Boycott FOREVER, every single thing that’s IBM.

  • March 6, 2017 at 9:19 pm

    we will kick that robot’s arse!

  • March 6, 2017 at 10:21 pm

    I.B.M.had names for supercomputers.first one is called big blue.the second version was named Watson.Watson was going to be used as a customer service agent to help people.Also I.B.M in 1930’s may have helped German Nazi collected information on its citizens. But After December 7,1941 when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.the United States was then war NAZI Germany and US President Franklin D Roosevelt could implement 1917 trading with enemy act against US I.B.M.

  • March 7, 2017 at 1:24 am

    I’m not scared.


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