Suicide prevention using predictive AI

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Jan 27 2020 43 mins  

Suicide impacts us all. Whether it is from someone we know personally, to a well-loved celebrity, losing someone to suicide is never easy. According to, Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the US for all ages, with one death occurring every 12 minutes.

In our society, we want to do all we can to help those suffering from suicidal thoughts to get the help they need, however, identifying symptoms before an attempt is made can be difficult. In this episode, we will look at how predictive AI us being used to stop suicide before it happens.

To discuss this topic I am joined by two guests. My first guest is an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Medicine, and Psychiatry at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Dr.Colin Walsh. In addition to Dr.Walsh, I am also joined by the CEO of Behavioral Signals, a pioneer in emotion AI for speech recognition technology, Rana Gujral.

And for our Neuron to something piece, we will look at a recent study that analyzing emotions triggered by events such as losing a phone or someone else holding it.