Washington Post: China’s mental health system has long been inadequate. Can AI change that?
Washington Post: China’s mental health system has long been inadequate. Can AI change that?. “Before dying by suicide in 2012, a student from Nanjing in eastern China made a final post on Weibo saying goodbye. It quickly became an online gathering place for the depressed, garnering millions of responses. Users called it a ‘shudong,’ or ‘tree hole,’ for things they couldn’t say out loud. And nine years on, it still draws new comments every day. Each of these comments is a data point for the Tree Hole Rescue Project, an organization that uses artificial intelligence to scan Weibo posts and identify users at risk of hurting themselves.”