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Facebook’s New Suicide Detection A.I., Could Put Innocent People Behind Bars

By MassPrivateI

Imagine police knocking on your doorway since you posted a ‘troubling comment’ on a social media website.

Imagine a judge forcing you to be jailed, contemptible we meant hospitalized, since a mechanism program found your comment(s) ‘troubling’.

You can stop imagining, this is really happening.

A new TechCrunch article warns that Facebook’s “Proactive Detection” synthetic comprehension (A.I.) will use settlement recognition to hit first responders. The A.I. will hit first responders, if they hold a person’s comment[s] to have discouraging suicidal thoughts.


Facebook also will use AI to prioritize quite unsure or obligatory user reports so they’re some-more fast addressed by moderators, and collection to instantly surface internal denunciation resources and first-responder hit info. (Source)

A private house determining who goes to jail? What could presumably go wrong?

Facebook’s A.I. automatically contacts law enforcement 

Facebook is using settlement recognition and moderators to hit law enforcement.

Facebook is ‘using settlement recognition to detect posts or live videos where someone competence be expressing thoughts of suicide, and to help respond to reports faster.’

Dedicating some-more reviewers from the Community Operations group to examination reports of self-murder or self harm. (Source)

Facebook admits that they have asked the police to control some-more than ONE HUNDRED wellness checks on people.

Over the last month, we’ve worked with first responders on over 100 wellness checks formed on reports we perceived around the active showing efforts. This is in further to reports we perceived from people in the Facebook community. (Source)

Why are police conducting wellness checks for Facebook? Are private corporations running police departments? 

Not only do social media users have to worry about a espionage A.I. but now they have to worry about thousands of espionage Facebook ‘Community Operations’ people who are all to peaceful to call the police.

Should we trust settlement recognition to establish who gets hospitalized or arrested?

A 2010, CBS News article warns that settlement recognition and human function is junk science. The essay shows, how companies use 9 manners to convince law coercion that settlement recognition is accurate.

A 2016, Forbes article used difference like ‘nonsense, far-fetched, constructed and smoke and mirrors’ to report settlement recognition and human behavior.

Cookie-cutter ratios, even if scientifically derived, do some-more mistreat than good. Every person is different. Engagement is an particular and singular phenomenon. We are not widgets, nor do we heed to widget formulas. (Source)

Who cares, if settlement recognition is junk scholarship right? At slightest Facebook is trying to save lives.


Using an A.I. to establish who competence need to be hospitalized or jailed can and will be abused.

You can review some-more from MassPrivateI at his blog, where this essay first appeared.

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