In corporate environments AI is quickly advancing and automating tasks that previously needed manual work by humans and even skilled professionals. I see AI popping up in many software applications. Its not just the robot vacuum that cleans the floor, or advanced warehouse robots, but also the automation in simple bookkeeping that save loads of time. The latter is pretty similar to moderating content in scope. Content is evaluated to fall into specific categories and therefore a series of actions is automatically applied. Its already possible to cause a chain of actions with a single click. The spam cleaner function is a good example of this. With just one click we cause a chain of events wiping all content of the user, banning the account, submit the details to blacklist databases, check IPs. Another example which is even more valuable is Xon 's Report & Warning addons which after warning a user will allows you to delete the content, automatically thread ban the user, require the user to acknowledge the warning, send a conversation, force the user to read the rules again, and solve the report. 5-20 minutes of work all in a few clicks. Such automated chain of events save a lot of time and I find these critical to moderating. it saves a lot of time and allows you to moderate a site with much less staff. I use many custom features that save admin/moderating time. Especially related to moderating registrations based on analyzed behavior and common algorithms. Every active board will have many repetitive moderating tasks based on recurring scenarios. Some of those tasks can even be automated without AI but with template actions. i.e. if content contains phrase X then execute action Y. For example we have a forum that frequently attracts threads about a topic that does not belong there. So if the content contains specific phrases, then it needs to be moved to another forum. For a little more advanced moderating decisions, it seems to me that AI could be used to automate this. Nowadays Amazon is offering AI services: https://aws.amazon.com/machine-learning/ https://aws.amazon.com/comprehend/ https://aws.amazon.com/rekognition/ How many moderators have time to watch entire video's posted to your gallery? Some of which take hours to watch. https://aws.amazon.com/textract/ Google offers video moderation with Video AI and even content toxicity score with their Perspective service. There is an interesting article on AI and online content moderation here: https://freedom-to-tinker.com/2018/...-and-the-future-of-online-content-moderation/ There are various companies offering AI moderation for social media. So AI for forum moderation is not a pipe dream. Its possible and offers vast benefits. However, I do not believe in blind AI moderation. What is disallowed in one community may be normal in another. The site staff need to be firmly in control of how moderation is performed and it may not be disruptive to the community. I do think that AI moderation has a role to play in forum software. Or any community generated content, including Article/Blog comments and e-commerce reviews. My guess is that we will see addons for WordPress popping up much sooner than for forum software, as forums usually lag behind a lot. What are your thoughts & opinion on AI & forum moderation?