Teenage suicide is extremely difficult to predict. That’s why some experts are turning to machines for help.

When John Pestian, PhD, created an app called SAM, he was focused on one thing: alleviating suffering through technology.

SAM is now being tested to determine whether the speech and language of teenagers is similar to the speech and language of youth who are at risk for suicide.

The goal? Intervene early and provide a path to care.

You can read more in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and The Washington Post.

 

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