Scientists have created a special algorithm which has already helped to save more than 700 lives. The author of this ingenious invention is one of the leading researchers of artificial intelligence in Amsterdam, Huang Zhisheng.
The program he created can track suicidal messages on a Chinese social network, which resembles Twitter. After that, the algorithm tracks the person by geolocation and sends his location to the volunteers from the Tree Hole team. In more than 700 cases, volunteers arrived and prevented suicide.
The program is able to assign messages a rating, it uses a 10-point scale. Volunteers are notified if the algorithm assigns a score of 6 or higher.
More than 700 lives were saved in a year and a half, this is an incredible result that should only improve in the future because the program is constantly learning and getting smarter.