Facebook wants to improve Suicide prevention with AI

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Facebook wants to prevent Suicide with Artificial Intelligence

Facebook says it’s in an exclusive spot to do more about suicide epidemic.

According to new study suicide is the second leading cause of death among 15 to 29- years-olds and Facebook wants to control artificial intelligence to facilitate with prevention.

The company declared on Wednesday it is testing the ability for AI to classify potential “suicide or self injury” posts based on pattern detection from posts that have been formerly pennant on the site in the past. Its society operations group will then assess the posts to settle on if Facebook should surface crisis resources to the user.

At this time, the test is merely for the U.S, but it scores only one of the methods in which the company is trying to get smarter to give security its users from self harm.

In 2016, Facebook (FB, Tech30) formulated several suicide prevention tools accessible to its 1.86 billion monthly active users: People can pennant problematic posts for the company to assess. Facebook will moreover recommend the person in pain reaches out to a friend, with an elective pre-populated text to start over again. It also proposes help line information & resources.

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