Toronto – The Canadian government to set up a scheme whereby social media profiles and messages are searched and analyzed using an artificial intelligence tool, in order to predict suicides.
While it is impossible to guarantee that someone is or is not at risk of suicide, especially arising from a given mental health condition, research does suggest that where people with depression or certain suicidal thoughts can be caught early enough and measures taken by health agencies, then such actions can help to minimize the likelihood of a suicide occurring.
Working on the assumption that identifying tendencies early enough, the Canadian government is to invest in artificial intelligence technology so that social media activity can be screened with a view to early detection and the provision of support for particular communities.
The company selected for the analysis is Advanced Symbolics Inc. ASI’s artificial intelligence …