AI Assisted suicide

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AI Assisted suicide
« on: December 07, 2021, 04:40:02 pm »
Kind of creepy but here's an article describing a suicide pod that uses AI to determine if you are mentally sound to kill yourself. Yeah, I thought of it as an oxymoron as well... :(

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Re: AI Assisted suicide
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2021, 10:57:24 pm »
https://www.opencounseling.com/suicide-hotlines

This isn't a topic that should be ignored.

Sorry Magnus, I deleted your comment because it crosses a line.

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Re: AI Assisted suicide
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2021, 02:22:33 am »
50c a'go guillotine,   that is probably not a bad way to go.  it gets worse...  it could be worse not having one,  but yes I do know its a bit of a sad topic,  but does man have to deal with these situations yes?  but indeed is a hard to handle situation, so its avoided like wild fire in the mind of us all.

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Re: AI Assisted suicide
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2021, 02:33:49 am »
https://www.opencounseling.com/suicide-hotlines

Broadly speaking, suicide is the fourth most frequent cause of death after heart attacks, cancer, and covid-19. I believe it is illegal in most places although some places are considering the legalisation of voluntary euthanasia which is a very different thing. It's still a highly contentious issue and is viewed very differently by various cultures and religions. There is no way that anyone should have to die alone without exhausting all possible avenues of support and care first.

For the record, I'll delete any comments that seem to be mocking or encouraging suicide. If it's something you've been thinking about, get help from someone who is qualified to help you.

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Re: AI Assisted suicide
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2021, 02:38:52 am »
Given the quality of today's typical AIs, I think even a supporter of assisted suicide ought to recognize this as a terrible idea. This is fault-tolerant system territory -- if you wouldn't trust that AI with the nuclear launch codes, don't trust it to decide whether somebody's ready to die.

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Re: AI Assisted suicide
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2021, 06:06:52 pm »
The article also reminded me of an old movie "Soylent Green", starring Charlton Heston and Edward G. Robinson, some of my favorite 20th-century actors.