Otsu is using AI to prevent youth suicides

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Otsu, a Japanese city, plans to use AI to predict how suspected cases of school bullying might evolve in the future.


SDG

Japan                
Published in 2018
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According to a story in The Japan Times, the school will feed the AI information for about 9,000 suspected bullying cases reported by Otsu’s elementary and junior high schools between 2012 and 2018. This information will include details on the students involved — their ages, genders, absenteeism records, and academic achievements — as well as when and where any bullying incidents took place.

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AI is able to prevent students from school bullying or youth suicides, this new initiative will be well worth the effort.

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