Artificial Intelligence helps prevent a suicide in China!

Li Fan, a 21-year-old student, attempted suicide after posting a brief message on the Chinese Twitter-like platform Weibo just after Valentine's Day. "I can't go on anymore. I'm going to give up," he wrote. He was in debt, had fallen out with his mother and was suffering from severe depression. Some 8,000km (5,000 miles) away from his university in Nanjing, his post was detected by a program running on a computer in Amsterdam. It flagged the message, prompting volunteers from different parts of China into action. When they were unable to rouse Mr Li from afar, they reported their concerns to local police, who eventually saved him.

Are you aware of this incident?

Do you think that young adults (18-24 yrs) are more likely to attempt suicide compared to other age groups?

Are you impressed by the A.I technology that helped save Li Fan's life from afar?

Do you think an A.I software can detect suicidal behavior more accurately than a mental health professional (e.g. Psychologist)?

11/11/2019 Technology 3110 41 By: Tellwut


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