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AI can predict when someone will die with unsettling accuracy

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posted on Mar, 31 2019 @ 04:13 PM
a reply to: neoholographic

Self fulfilling prophecies, placebo, voodoo.... Tests have shown higher than 80% that if someone believes they are going to die then they have a high percentage of doing so, even if there is nothing wrong with them.
Ps ychology Today

When You Think You’re Going To Die… 

In another study, patients about to undergo surgery who were “convinced” of their impending death were compared to another group of patients who were merely “unusually apprehensive” about death. While the apprehensive bunch fared pretty well, those who were convinced they were going to die usually did.

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posted on Mar, 31 2019 @ 05:09 PM
a reply to: ManyMasks

This again proves my point. With AI, you can use this data to predict these things and help people.

Machines know when someone’s about to attempt suicide. How should we use that information?

A patient goes into the emergency room for a broken toe, is given a series of standardized tests, has their data fed into an algorithm, and—though they haven’t mentioned feeling depressed or having any suicidal thoughts—the machine identifies them as at high risk of suicide in the next week. Though the patient didn’t ask for help, medical professionals must now broach the subject of suicide and find some way of intervening.

This scenario, where an actionable diagnosis comes not from a doctor’s evaluation or family member’s concern, but an algorithm, is an imminent reality. Last year, data scientists at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, created a machine-learning algorithm (paywall) that uses hospital-admissions data, including age, gender, zip code, medication, and diagnostic history, to predict the likelihood of any given individual taking their own life. In trials using data gathered from more than 5,000 patients who had been admitted to the hospital for either self-harm or suicide attempts, the algorithm was 84% accurate at predicting whether someone would attempt suicide in the next week, and 80% accurate at predicting whether someone would attempt suicide within the next two years.

So these deep learning algorithms can make correlations in the data that could save lives today. We can make these same correlations but it make take use hundreds to thousands of years because of human noise.

We have to watch movies, get Married, go on vacations, read books and more. An algorithm is processing information 24/7.
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posted on Mar, 31 2019 @ 05:24 PM
Accidents are the 3rd highest cause for deaths in the U.S..

Artificial Intelligence predicts this?

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