Is Artificial Intelligence better than humans at predicting suicide?

Medical professionals assess up to 82% of people who kill themselves to be at no risk or low risk of suicide even if they’re seen in the week of their death. Could Artificial Intelligence do better? The first of my series mental health reports for BBC Radio 4 was a headline on the PM programme.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/jzoltpgx33osk9f/AI%20PREVENTING%20SUICIDE%20PACKAGE.wav?dl=0

BBC PICTURE 22 05 2015

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One thought on “Is Artificial Intelligence better than humans at predicting suicide?

  1. Extraordinary! Everything that can help is worthwhile. I worry that a lot of the people living on the streets are actually committing a kind of slow suicide, its another subject I guess, but there are so many problems in our culture and support system now.

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