London-based digital identity provider Yoti is partnering with Galaxkey, an end-to-end email encryption platform, and Image Analyzer, a messaging platform that detects explicit content before it is sent, rather than after the fact. With these partnerships, Yoti intends to create an end-to-end secure messaging platform. Also, it partnered with video and image moderation company DragonflAI.
Working in partnership with Galaxkey & Image Analyzer and DragonflAI, Yoti will be looking to tackle child sexual abuse and demonstrate how end-to-end encryption and AI-powered image analysis could be used to create secure solutions that protect young people online.
Yoti’s new partnerships
This technology would work by creating an encrypted messaging platform that allows the user to verify their age using Yoti’s facial age estimation or the Yoti digital ID app when they create an account. Any messages sent via the platform will go through an explicit content detection process using Image Analyzer’s AI to prevent explicit material from being sent to a recipient.
The solution is also expected to evolve beyond images in the future, scanning voice, text and URLs. We hope this will provide even more protection against explicit content. Upon detection, the content would be sent to the reporting server on Galaxkey’s NCSC accredited encrypted workspace platform for moderation.
By creating a working platform that can detect, action, and report explicit content prior to delivery of the content to a recipient. The company intends to prevent child sexual abuse material from being sent via messaging platforms.
Along with the partnership with video and image moderation company DragonflAI, Yoti will create a solution that instantly detects a person’s age in explicit content on a device and completely offline.
Specialising in the detection of nudity, DragonflAI’s algorithm has a success rate of 97.9 percent. Combined with Yoti’s age estimation technology, the collaboration will be able to detect the ages of people involved in explicit content. This will then allow successful moderation of illegal content without a third party being involved.
The goal of this collaboration is to create a tool that can detect unseen and new indecent images with a high degree of accuracy without the content leaving a device.
Robin Tombs, CEO at Yoti said: “We are proud to be putting our solutions forward to encourage innovation, helping change the digital space to better protect children online. We thank the Safety Tech Challenge Fund for welcoming the use of tech to tackle the rise in online-linked sexual crimes, and look forward to working with our partners to create tools that make the internet a safer place for children.”
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