A.I. Can Now Read People’s Social Media Posts and Tell if They’re Nuts

If you only judged people based on their Facebook posts, you’d think everyone was a narcissistic PSYCHO.  So this should be interesting:  There’s a new A.I. that’s learning to diagnose mental illness just by reading what you write on social media.

A team at Dartmouth has been training it to analyze posts from Reddit, and predict whether people might have an “emotional disorder” or not.  It doesn’t care about the specific content in your post.  It only looks at the emotions behind what you’re saying, and analyzes patterns.

It also doesn’t just look for psychotic behavior.  The main goal is to see if it can spot subtle signs of things like depression and bipolar disorder.