Released: November 28, 2017
Facebook is using AI to try to prevent suicide
Source: Hayley Tsukayama, Washington Post (Paid Registration)
Facebook is using artificial intelligence to address one of its darkest challenges: stopping suicide broadcasts.
The aim of the artificial intelligence program is to find and review alarming posts sooner, since time is a key factor in preventing suicide. Facebook said that it will use pattern recognition to scan all posts and comments for certain phrases to identify whether someone needs help.
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