Yubo Launches Real Time Audio Moderation Technology

Yubo, the real-time community moderation platform, is now expanding its technology to allow real-time audio moderation. The company has teamed up with eight top-10 music streaming services in China, including QQ Music and Baidu Music. The premise of the platform is that when a worker on-site sees something inappropriate, they can report it in the app. It would be up to someone on staff at those streaming sites to assess those reports and take appropriate action.

There are two primary use cases for this. The first is for live-streaming events at festivals and concerts. The second is when people make inappropriate comments in the chat of video streams. Yubo, based in Beijing, was founded in 2015 and has raised about $8 million from investors, including Matrix Partners China’s Gobi Partners and H Capital. This latest round of funding brings total funding to $9 million.

There could be a potential security issue as well. Currently, yubo would only read text on one’s site. Thus it would not be possible to read speech through the platform. Therefore audio moderation can be an issue if someone has a voice that talks in a normal voice but uses curse words commonly used by those using Yubo’s services.

As the platform is still very much in its infancy and testing phase for most of the major music streaming sites, there are likely some capabilities that one won’t include or have yet to be tested. The first use case will likely be the same as it was with the Ustream application. When a person is streaming on site, they could use the speech at their site to other people their lives. For example, in a large concert hall, someone who has built up many fans in one song may find themselves suddenly getting questions or requests for songs, etc. The interaction would be left up to the streamer, and individuals would have to do so through chat, SMS, or some other platform.

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Yubo, the real-time community moderation platform, is now expanding its technology to allow real-time audio moderation. The company has teamed up with eight top-10 music streaming services in China, including QQ Music and Baidu Music. The premise of the platform is that when a worker on-site sees something inappropriate, they can report it in the…