Facebook AI to help in suicide prevention

New York, March 2: With the surge in instances of people using Facebook Live to stream suicides, the social media giant is expanding the portfolio of its suicide prevention tools that use artificial intelligence (AI) and pattern recognition to help troubled users.

The new tools are similar to the ones that Facebook launched in 2015, which allowed users’ friends to flag a troubling image or status post.

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The feature was now this feature is available on Facebook Live and would connect a troubled user with an expert in real-time, The Verge reported on Thursday.

The users who reported the video will also get resources to personally reach out and help their friends if they wish to identify his or herself.

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