In China, they’re using an AI bot to trawl through messages on Weibo (a site where people share their innermost thoughts with strangers) for signs of suicidal thoughts. Problematic posts are passed on to an informal group of experts, who then reach out to the troubled individual. The bot has reached 82% accuracy in its identification, and the group is credited – at time of writing – with saving over 1000 people who were on the verge of suicide. Read more here.
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