May 28, 2022

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Facebook Using AI to Identify Suicidal Thoughts

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Facebook inc started using Artificial Intelligence, AI, to locate, identify and help users that post suicidal thoughts on their news feed.

The social media tech giant has developed an algorithm that will assist to spot out warning signs in posts, comments and live videos.

The global security department of the company said they are adding preventive tools, which is made available to the US for now, to FB Live videos for concerned viewers of a suicide video post the option to converse with the person and report the video to staff of Facebook.

According to RT, “Facebook has already added a service for its Messenger users to connect directly with crisis support organizations like Crisis Text Line, the National Eating Disorder Association, and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.”

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