Facebook Is Now Using AI to Help Prevent Suicides

Facebook is ramping up its efforts to help people having suicidal thoughts. And the social network is using artificial intelligence to identify people at risk. While this does carry some privacy implications, it could help save countless lives every year. Which has to be a good thing. Depression and other forms of mental illness can be debilitating. And not everyone has the kind of support network needed to get through trying times. However, even if someone doesn’t feel able to reach out to a friend in person, they may still emit a cry for help on Facebook. Which is why…

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