Intel Bleep Software Censors Toxicity in Voice Chat


by in General | Mar, 30th 2021

Not everyone has to deal with racial slurs and toxicity in online games, but if you are, Intel’s Bleep software will clear your voice chat. Bleep will be available soon in beta, and through its AI processing power, it will bleep out the language you don’t want to hear in your online games. What’s better is you can calibrate it only to remove the things you don’t want. If you’re someone who doesn’t mind swearing, but racial slurs upset you, you can remove those; it sounds like.

Racist and Sexist Slurs Be Gone!


The response to this was, ironically, pretty toxic. A lot of people said they’re being censored and that those words don’t affect them. Programs like Intel’s Bleep aren’t for you to keep your voice chat clear, don’t worry. It’s not going to ruin anyone’s game. If you don’t want to use it, you don’t even have to! If someone’s upset that the people won’t hear the names shouted across voice chats, that’s a problem I don’t have time to address here.

If you’re using an Intel-powered board, you should be able to use Bleep. It sounds like Bleep can recognize and immediately remove offensive words in real-time, but we’ll have to see it for ourselves. We’ve seen a few screenshots that have certain things that can be completely removed (N-word) and a variety of sliders for other things (racism/xenophobia, sexually explicit language, swearing, white nationalism, and more). 

We have no idea what we’ll hear instead. If it’s anything like the software’s name, Bleep, we can guess it will be that. A bleeping sound. We first heard about Bleep a few years back. It sounds like it’s getting closer to a beta release. You can also use this if you’re recording content and are worried about censor post-recording. This way, it catches all those unwanted and offensive things straight away. But perhaps the best part? If you don’t want to use it, and you think it’s somehow wrong that it exists? Don’t use it! I can see quite a few interested in the Bleep software to keep unwanted racist and sexist chat out of their games. 

Comments


Leave a Reply