Tech Companies Monitoring for Mental Illness

This should be interesting: Google wants to monitor your mental health? This is a slightly different slant on a story I linked to earlier about biomedicine in tech. “IBM this year carried out research with Columbia University that suggested computer analysis of speech patterns can more accurately predict the onset of psychosis than conventional tests involving blood samples or brain scans. Other researchers theorise that a person’s internet search history or even shopping habits (so handily recorded by your innocuous loyalty card) can identify the first signs of mental illness.” My Amazon Instant Video history is not going to serve me well.

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