AI-coupled brain reading detects suicidal thoughts

Nov 01, 2017, 7:42 AM EDT
(Source: Jared Keener/flickr)
(Source: Jared Keener/flickr)

It’s been a challenge for medical fraternity to accurately detect an individual’s suicidal tendencies but a new, advanced system developed by U.S. researchers could just be the recipe that doctor ordered.

The high-tech system employs a combination of brain imaging and machine learning, a subset of artificial intelligence, to map a subject’s brain activity on the mention of keywords and concepts such as “death” or “cruelty,” writes Seeker.

The system delivers 91 percent accuracy as it analyzes the brain readings and flags the individual if the pulses and patterns overlap with those related to suicidal thoughts, notes Scientific American