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New Software To Diagnose Depression Based On Social Media Selfies

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 Cinnamon    22,921

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“Who is going to be accessing the data? Who is going to be scanning the data? How will it be used? These are really incredibly difficult questions. Who is going to be giving permission to study what is supposedly private information?”

Those “incredibly difficult questions” are ones patients may soon have to ask themselves, Dr. Igor Galynker, associate chairman of research at Mount Sinai Beth Israel’s psychiatry department in New York, told CBS News Tuesday. That’s because a recent study has shown that current software may be better at detecting depression in patients than actual human doctors.

The study, conducted by Andrew Reece, a graduate student at Harvard University’s psychology department, and Chris Danforth, a professor at the University of Vermont College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, aimed to discover how accurately clinical depression could be detected through visual cues in the photos people post to social media.

Reece and Danforth asked 166 people to share their Instagram feeds and their mental health histories. All told, the pair was able to collect nearly 44,000 photos from volunteers, along with answers to individual questionnaires.

They then scanned the photos using software designed to look for visual signs of depression. Based on volunteers’ mental health history, the software was able to accurately diagnose depressed individuals 70 percent of the time. By comparison, previous research suggests human physicians are correct only about 42 percent of the time.

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http://www.activistpost.com/2017/08/new-software-diagnose-depression-based-social-media-selfies.html

Am I the only one who can see where this is going? 

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 Cinnamon    22,921

Stop putting your pics on social media, to do otherwise is at your own peril. Things done now and even years ago will be used against you and possible used as an excuse to force medicate you or lock you up. 

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 COBO Member    3,350

Pffft...and how many millions were spent on this study?

Call 'em as I see 'em. The person that floods social media daily with selfies and videos has a problem to begin with. I call them "attention whores".

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 apache54    4,867
11 minutes ago, Cinnamon said:

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“Who is going to be accessing the data? Who is going to be scanning the data? How will it be used? These are really incredibly difficult questions. Who is going to be giving permission to study what is supposedly private information?”

Those “incredibly difficult questions” are ones patients may soon have to ask themselves, Dr. Igor Galynker, associate chairman of research at Mount Sinai Beth Israel’s psychiatry department in New York, told CBS News Tuesday. That’s because a recent study has shown that current software may be better at detecting depression in patients than actual human doctors.

The study, conducted by Andrew Reece, a graduate student at Harvard University’s psychology department, and Chris Danforth, a professor at the University of Vermont College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, aimed to discover how accurately clinical depression could be detected through visual cues in the photos people post to social media.

Reece and Danforth asked 166 people to share their Instagram feeds and their mental health histories. All told, the pair was able to collect nearly 44,000 photos from volunteers, along with answers to individual questionnaires.

They then scanned the photos using software designed to look for visual signs of depression. Based on volunteers’ mental health history, the software was able to accurately diagnose depressed individuals 70 percent of the time. By comparison, previous research suggests human physicians are correct only about 42 percent of the time.

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http://www.activistpost.com/2017/08/new-software-diagnose-depression-based-social-media-selfies.html

Am I the only one who can see where this is going? 

NOPE,

some of us know what this is all about and have seen it coming!!

just have to get the Sheeples to believe it and that is the hard part!!

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 apache54    4,867
7 minutes ago, COBO Member said:

Pffft...and how many millions were spent on this study?

Call 'em as I see 'em. The person that floods social media daily with selfies and videos has a problem to begin with. I call them "attention whores".

used to be called the "HOLLYWOOD SYNDROME!" years ago and that was a term used by docs

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 Cinnamon    22,921

You don't have to be an attention whore to be targeted with this kind of thing. 

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 Zimix99    831
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You have 1 unread message

"Hello! My name is Facebook doc, I'm an automated AI doctor! Based on the picture you uploaded, we have determined you suffer from depression! So we went ahead and scheduled you a completely free appointment with our Facebook specialists in your city! Remember, it's completely free! But if you don't show up you will be charged $50 cancellation fee and 50 good citizen points will be deducted from your account! We hope to see you happy and healthy!"

Have a wonderful day!

-Facebook Doc

PS. this message was paid and sponsored by facesmile, an ssri for the people in your life, a Facebook subsidiary."

 

Yup, so that's going to be a thing i bet.

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 COBO Member    3,350
53 minutes ago, Cinnamon said:

You don't have to be an attention whore to be targeted with this kind of thing. 

We all know that. The bigger picture to data mining is obvious. But your OP was leaning towards the psyche end.

All I was saying was that the mental addiction to selfies has a street term that Joe Sixpac uses.

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 YourMom2    1,354
2 hours ago, Cinnamon said:

They then scanned the photos using software designed to look for visual signs of depression. Based on volunteers’ mental health history, the software was able to accurately diagnose depressed individuals 70 percent of the time. By comparison, previous research suggests human physicians are correct only about 42 percent of the time.

70% of the time? Sure. So, maybe a sampling of 250 people?

More than 500 participants initially were recruited for the study, the researchers noted, but many dropped out because they would not consent to sharing their social media data.

Reece says photos of depressed individuals in the study tended to contain fewer people — hinting at limited social interaction — and were often edited with filters that drain the color out of images.

They must be loners, so.....lone wolf protocol. "Limited social interaction" is what keeps us sane...not having to deal with stupid people or stalkers or bullies or being harassed for not buying into all the propaganda.

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 Lucy Barnable    5,016
8 hours ago, COBO Member said:

The person that floods social media daily with selfies and videos has a problem to begin with.

:nodl:

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