The Trevor Project shows how even the simplest AI can help save lives

December 13, 2021

By Tristan Greene

At least one LGBTQ+ youth between the ages of 13 and 24 attempts suicide every 45 seconds. That’s not the kind of problem you’d usually try to solve with artificial intelligence. Machines aren’t smart enough to take the mental health crisis head-on. Sure, AI-powered therapy bots can be very effective when it comes to augmenting human counseling sessions or reinforcing cognitive behavioral therapy instructions. But, when it comes to mental health crises, there’s no substitute for a qualified, empathetic human. That’s exactly why The Trevor Project was established. It’s core products include phone, text, and chat support for queer youth…

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