Facebook is currently conducting a trial run of a unique Artificial Intelligence based tool in a bid to prevent the alarming rate of suicides in the United States. The Mark Zuckerberg-owned company has also integrated suicide prevention tools directly into its Live videos in an attempt to help people in real time. The social media giant has launched live chat support in association with the various crisis management and support organizations on Messenger. Moreover, the company has streamlined the various steps required to report suicides by taking advantage of artificial intelligence.

The newly launched AI-based tool provides an ability to automatically recognize a pattern in posts through a unique testing pattern recognition. After the implementation of the AI-based mechanism, you will be able to report a post that examines suicide or self-injury to the relevant authority. Moreover, the tool generates streamlined and customized reports, which can be used for internal study purposes.

Facebook Live videos enhanced with suicide tracking tools

With the integration of suicide prevention tools in Facebook Live videos, you will be able to establish coordination with the broadcaster in real time and report the relevant video directly to the product team. After the completion of this process, you will be able to view a wide range of resources on display, which helps you to establish contact with a friend or helpline.

Moreover, you will be able to view several safety tips including the ability to call local emergency services in case if you require any assistance.

Partnership with agencies helps to deliver free customer service

As part of the initiative, Facebook has established a strategic collaboration with Save.org, Forefront and Crisis Text Line, the National Eating Disorder Association and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline including 70 partners across the world to offer free Live Chat Support on Messenger.

Moreover, the company also gathered information from personal experiences of people or from individuals who attempt to commit suicide but failed in the task. If you are using the Messenger app, you will view an option to chat with a team member from the select group in real time. You will be able to talk from the official page of the relevant organization or via suicide prevention tools directly from within the app.

In 2016, Facebook had launched several tools to assist those people who think about suicide or report the post. Moreover, the company has deployed rapid action teams across the globe to review reports related to suicides.