The system has been used on Weibo for the past nine months, identifying more than 20,000 users who expressed suicidal thoughts and sending them messages offering professional help. Photo: EPA

How China’s AI technology can help Twitter’s suicidal users

Researchers in Beijing have so far identified more than 20,000 at-risk Weibo users and made contact with them. Now they’re working with a US team

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The system has been used on Weibo for the past nine months, identifying more than 20,000 users who expressed suicidal thoughts and sending them messages offering professional help. Photo: EPA
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