AI: Why I’m Not Worried

There is legitimate concern around the world that Artificial Intelligence is gaining on actual intelligence, and maybe it’s only a matter of time before we are all just phantoms in the Matrix…but not just yet.

I just put up a little ad on Facebook for my bike tour company and it was rejected. It turns out that I had violated their Advertising Policy by uploading an “image containing excessive amounts of skin or suggestive content. Facebook does not allow images that depict people in explicit or suggestive positions, or images that show nudity or cleavage – even if portrayed for artistic or educational reasons.”

Cover the kids’ eyes because here it comes…


I’ve put in an appeal and I’m hopeful that I have a good case. What I’m really hopeful of though, is that it was actually a robot that picked up Octave Lapize’s bare butt and not a human. If it’s the latter, I say bring on the AI!


10 thoughts on “AI: Why I’m Not Worried

  1. Good luck with the appeal but I see other issues.
    Obviously for artistic reasons and the trend of the times, it appears he has no helmet or brakes, a major issue in some countries and does Facebook have a social responsibility here?
    What would Octave have said to Facebook? Some form of “Vous êtes des assassins” maybe.
    Mind you it looks like a comfortable seat for his bare butt.

    • Ugly, you bring up good points. This might explain why I still haven’t heard back from FB after 15 hours. I need to be more sensitive when making ads.

  2. I am with Facebook here but then I have no sense of cycling history. It is not the nudity, it is the potential discomfort of cycling in that condition that disturbs me. No wonder he is out of the saddle.

    • A very good idea, but I couldn’t wait for FB to get back to me so went ahead and changed the photo. It’s probably better this way anyway. I wouldn’t want to make anyone’s Timeline un-office safe.

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