World’s most popular and largest social media network, Facebook Inc. has announced to amplify its pattern recognition application over more other countries after conducting successful tests to detect users with their suicidal intentions, in the United States.
In March Facebook commenced the software testing in the United States, when the company began scanning the texts within the Facebook posts as well as comments for phrases, which could be the early signals for impending suicide.
Since, Facebook has yet not released all of the technical details of this project, but the company says the feature searches certain phrases, which could be clues like the questions ‘Can I help you?’ or ‘Are you ok?’
Whenever the software will detect a potential suicide, it will alert a crew of Facebook authorities specialized in managing such reports. The system will also suggest different resources to that particular user or friends of that person including a telephone help line. Facebook team sometimes calls the local authorities to intervene.
Guy Rosen, the vice president of product management at Facebook told that the company was starting to roll out this extremely useful software over as well as outside the United States because of all the successful tests that have been obtained at beginning. He said during the last month
VP Rosen said in a statement that, “This is about shaving off minutes at every single step of the process, especially in Facebook Live. There have been cases where the first-responder has arrived and the person is still broadcasting”