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Facebook artificial intelligence spots suicidal users - BBC News
 

Facebook artificial intelligence spots suicidal users - BBC News

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Algorithms are being used to offer help to Facebook users who appear to be considering killing themselves.
 
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1 Mar 2017 - General
 
Marinelle Castro I think they use algorithms to recognize keyword patterns. For example, someone who is depressed may speak about 'life, death, pain, suffering" a lot more than a regular person would. And also they have the ability to check the search history to see if the what the person have been visiting. There are analytical tools that can analyse images as well but I'm not sure is they have thi...
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Mahmoud AbdelAziz I am actually curious about what the algorithm looks like because social media has become a hub for attention seekers. I read in the article that the algorithm is just to identify possible suicidal behaviors and a special team takes the job of critically reviewing the content of the individual posts. Since they have access to all the data, perhaps they are in the best position to screen who are ...
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