The suicide rate among young people has increased at an alarming rate over the past 10 years.
Researchers are beginning to look at the opportunities offered by social media to aid in suicide prevention.
The success of current conversational AI is based on the premise that they know and understand nothing of the world.
AI chatbots still struggle to understand the impact of their words.
The chatbot industry sees more data as the answer to building a truly conversational system. But the industry may be teaching chatbots the wrong thing.
A 2018 pilot project between the Public Health Agency of Canada and Advanced Symbolics will use social media posts as a resource to predict regional suicide rates.
From predicting suicide risk to chatbot therapy, artificial intelligence is all the rage in suicide prevention. The question is, can it really work?
Spot removes traditional barriers to reporting abusive behavior, because participants can log incidents without talking to a human.
Investment in AI research is growing in Canada, but there’s little thought about ethics, privacy and governance issues.
Canada has a clear choice. Either it embraces the potential of being a leader in responsible AI, or it risks legitimating a race to the bottom where ethics, inequity and justice are absent.
We should be worried about the development of social skills in a world where everyone can have their 'perfect' AI friend.
Expect customer service to get worse as artificial intelligence steps in.
Who could have predicted it would end like this?
The unexpected behaviour of even simple bots is only going to get more dramatic as AI scales up.
Does more convenience mean less security?
Banks are experimenting with chatbots, but research shows we may not be ready to give them a go.
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