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Facebook’s AI Helps to Save Lives

After posting a lot about the dangers and pitfalls of AI recently, it’s time for some good news: Facebook is using AI technology to actually serve humans – the way it should be. This article¬†of fastcompany¬†explains how Facebook is proactively using AI to help suicide prevention. The system identifies new posts or videos with potential suicide threats and automatically sends them to community operations. To make their AI and their response team more efficient, Facebook is working together with suicide prevention experts.

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Questions

  • What other use cases are there for AI to help people in danger?
  • How else can AI help suicidal people?
  • How can you personally help people in your surrounding which might have suicidal thoughts?