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Facebook will launch a new system to prevent suicides among its users

Facebook will launch a new artificial intelligence tool to help users who may be contemplating suicide while using the platform, in order to prevent Take that step, the social network reported today.

Washington, Nov 27 (EFE) .- Facebook will launch a new artificial intelligence tool to help users who may be contemplating suicide while using the platform, in order to avoid taking that step, reported the social network today.

The company will seek to recognize patterns in publications and live videos of users who suggest that a person is considering the option of ending their lives, the company said in a statement.

According to Facebook's Vice President of Productive Management, Guy Rosen, they will also improve the identification mechanisms of those who would be the first to respond to such a case, and will add more researchers in their team to report suicides and self-harm.

The techniques, which are already being tested on users, include a new algorithm to detect situations that, until now, went unnoticed.

Facebook, which He has been working on suicide prevention for more than ten years, and said he wants the tool to be available not only in the United States, but also in the majority of countries of the world, except the European Union.

"We can connect an anguished person with someone who can support them," said Rosen, who assured that in the prevention work analyze the appearance of comments like "Are you okay?" 3,000 people to review the content that could be related to the crime or suicide, which were added to the 4,500 who worked on Facebook to avoid practices that violated their standards.

The company tries to tackle cases such as the one that occurred last April, when a Thai broadcast live through the social network how he killed his 11-month-old daughter and Later he committed suicide, a video that was later eliminated by the platform.

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