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An Algorithm May Decide Who Gets Suicide Prevention

A recent study on Google’s search results raises questions about the faith we put in algorithms — and the tech companies that use them

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ToTo anyone unfamiliar with the suffocating feeling of suicidal ideation, the significance of a phone call with a stranger might seem dubious. In that…




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A very sensitive piece of horse flesh. Writer for Polygon, Hazlitt, etc. Grad student.

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