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Predictive AI and suicide prevention on Brains Byte Back

Could AI predict suicide risk?

Sam Brake Guia, host of the Brain Bytes Back podcast, was joined by Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Medicine, and Psychiatry at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Dr. Colin Walsh and the CEO of Behavioral Signals, Rana Gujral, to discuss how predictive AI is being used to identify suicide risks before they happen.

While we at Behavioral Signals develop predictive algorithms for understanding things like propensity to buy or employee churn, we believe there’s a lot of work still needed to be able to predict suicide risk or other mental health issues with high accuracy. Having said that we definitely believe it will happen, very soon.

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Episode details

As Sam Brake Guia writes, “Suicide impacts us all. Whether it is from someone we know personally, to a well-loved celebrity, losing someone to suicide is never easy. According to Save.org, Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the US for all ages, with one death occurring every 12 minutes.

In our society, we want to do all we can to help those suffering from suicidal thoughts to get the help they need, however, identifying symptoms before an attempt is made can be difficult. In this episode, we will look at how predictive AI us being used to stopping suicide before it happens.

Sam Brake Guia was joined by Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Medicine, and Psychiatry at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Dr.Colin Walsh. In addition to Dr.Walsh, he was joined by our CEO, Rana Gujral.

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