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October 25, 2023

Azure AI Content Safety: Innovation in Secure Content Assessment

Microsoft recently launched Azure AI Content Safety, an advanced AI-powered content assessment tool. This tool aims to create a safe and harmonious online community by reducing negative content such as prejudice, hate and violence in images and texts.

Azure AI Content Safety: What is it?

It is a content moderation platform that uses AI to keep content safe. The platform uses advanced language and vision models to monitor text and image content for security.

Core features of Azure AI Content Safety

1. Content Classifications

The tool classifies harmful content into four categories: sexual, violence, self-harm and hate.

2. Severity scores

A severity level is returned for each unsafe content category on a scale of 0, 2, 4 and 6.

3. Semantic Understanding

With natural language processing, Azure AI Content Safety understands the meaning and context of language in both short and long form.

4. Multilingual Models

Supports content moderation in multiple languages such as English, German and Spanish.

5. Computer Vision

Uses Microsoft’s Florence Foundation model for advanced image recognition.

6. Customizable Settings

Personalized settings for specific business rules and policies.

7. Real-time Detection

Detects malicious content immediately, allowing companies to take immediate action.

How Does Azure AI Content Safety Work?

It applies advanced AI models to monitor text and images for safety. It uses content moderation severity scores to indicate the risk level of content, from low to high.

Benefits of Azure AI Content Safety

This system is extremely useful for companies managing social media platforms. It can effectively monitor content in messages, threads and chats. The gaming industry can also benefit by using it for social functions such as livestreaming and multiplayer game chats.


It provides a powerful solution for businesses to maintain secure online spaces. Advanced AI models allow harmful content to be detected and removed quickly, leading to a better online experience for everyone. It is an essential tool for any business that values online security and community management.

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