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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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