Can AI step up to offer help where humans cannot?

Can AI step up to offer help where humans cannot?

It has not always had a good reputation, but artificial intelligence can step up and offer a helping hand when humans cannot seek solace from their own kind.

If applied inappropriately, artificial intelligence (AI) can bring more harm than good. But, it can offer a much-needed helping hand when humans are unable to find comfort from their own kind.

AI hasn’t always gotten a good rep. It has been accused of replacing human rolestaking away a person’s livelihood, and threatening human rights.

With the right checks and balances in place, though, few can deny the potential for AI to enhance business operations and improve lives.

Others have tapped AI to help save lives.

The Chopra Foundation in September 2020 introduced a chatbot, dubbed Piwi, to provide a “community-driven solution” that aims to prevent suicide. The AI-powered platform is trained by “experts” and, based on the online interactions, will connect users to 5,000 counsellors who are on standby.

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