Cincinnati Schools Roll Out Tech to Identify Teens Likely to Attempt Suicide

An app uses deep learning to flag word choice and vocal patterns linked to suicide riskPhoto: Alexander Trinitatov/Getty Images

At 10 public schools in Cincinnati, middle and high school students will have a new app looking out for them this year. When a student from those schools goes to the health clinic for a talk with the staff psychologist, an iPhone app will listen to the conversation and flag those students it considers likely to attempt suicide.

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