This is really cool! Congrats to everyone who worked on this.
On Mon, Nov 30, 2015 at 7:51 PM Dario Taraborelli <
dtarabore...@wikimedia.org> wrote:

> (cross-posting from wikitech-l)
>
> Today we published an announcement on the Wikimedia blog marking the
> official launch of revision scoring as a service <
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:Revision_scoring_as_a_service>
> and I wanted to say a few words about this project:
>
>         Blog post:
> https://blog.wikimedia.org/2015/11/30/artificial-intelligence-x-ray-specs/
> <
> https://blog.wikimedia.org/2015/11/30/artificial-intelligence-x-ray-specs/
> >
>         Docs on Meta: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/ORES <
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/ORES>
>
> First off: what’s revision scoring <
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:Revision_scoring_as_a_service#Rationale>?
> On the surface, it’s a set of open APIs allowing you to automatically
> “score” any edit and measure their probability of being damaging or
> good-faith contributions. The real goal behind this project, though, is to
> fix the damage indirectly caused by vandal-fighting bots and tools on
> good-faith contributors and to bring back a collaborative dimension to how
> we do quality control on Wikipedia. I invite you to read the whole blog
> post <
> https://blog.wikimedia.org/2015/11/30/artificial-intelligence-x-ray-specs/>
> if you want to know more about the motivations and expected outcome of this
> project.
>
> I am thrilled this project is coming to fruition and I’d like to
> congratulate Aaron Halfaker <
> https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/User:Ahalfaker> and all the project
> contributors <
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:Revision_scoring_as_a_service#Team>
> on hitting this big milestone: revision scoring started as Aaron’s side
> project well over a year ago and it has been co-designed (as in – literally
> – conceived, implemented, tested, improved and finally adopted) by a
> distributed team of volunteer developers, editors, and researchers. We
> worked with volunteers in 14 different Wikipedia language editions and as
> of today revision scores are integrated <
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:Revision_scoring_as_a_service#Tools_that_use_ORES>
> in the workflow of several quality control interfaces, WikiProjects and 3rd
> party tools. The project would not have seen the light without the
> technical support provided by the TechOps team (Yuvi in particular) and
> seminal funding provided by the WMF IEG program and Wikimedia Germany.
>
> So, here you go: the next time someone tells you that LLAMAS GROW ON TREES
> <https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?diff=prev&oldid=642215410> you can
> confidently tell them they should stop damaging <
> http://ores.wmflabs.org/scores/enwiki/damaging/642215410/> Wikipedia.
>
> Dario
>
>
> Dario Taraborelli  Head of Research, Wikimedia Foundation
> wikimediafoundation.org <http://wikimediafoundation.org/> • nitens.org <
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