AI potpourri: Passenger pickup and suicide prevention
GM has announced their fourth generation of self-driving vehicles. Note that there is not a single mention of what the passenger is supposed to do in the event that the self-driving algorithm fails!
A prominent social scientist, Dr. Peter Hancock aptly stated the following.
A Seattle-based design firm is working on a six-passenger vehicle picks up and drops off every child at their front door, ensuring their identity with facial recognition.
The researchers at the design firm are also investigating other issues such as how AI will address bullying in buses as well as bringing in extra money to the school by using the bus for food delivery for a service like Uber Eats.
The Canadian government is partnering with an AI firm to predict rises in regional suicide risk. Facebook has also recently launched initiatives to prevent suicides by analyzing posts that suggest suicidal thoughts.