Facebook added artificial intelligence to find out suicidal note.

By: Shakil Reza

Published in: Tech News, New Tech, Internet

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The top social networking site Facebook.com has developed algorithms to find out suicidal note from users posts and comments.

After confirmation those posts & comments Facebook review team, the company contacts those thought to be at risk of self-harm to suggest ways they can seek help.

Last months Mark Zuckerberg (Founder of Facebook) told, he is hoping to use algorithms to find out terrorists from messages, posts and other contents. Most probably the same technology (AI = Artificial Intelligence) he is using to search suicidal attempt. This AI technology currently is being tested on USA only.

Facebook users until now they can report others posts & comments who are at risk of self killing way but now it could be done by AI system when it run fully worldwide.

When AI technology will work worldwide definitely it will be more trusted & helpful for people’s life & their families.


How it works:

For example if anyone talk of sadness and pain, this would be one signal to AI.

And responses/comments from their friends like “Are you ok?” or “I’m worried about you” that would be second signal to AI and it will be sent to rapid review operation team of Facebook.

Facebook review team will check those post & comments and take further step for that user.

Facebook product manager Vanessa Callison-Burch told the BBC, "We know that speed is critical when things are urgent".

To know more about this AI on Facebook check BBC News / Technology section.