Did you see that Amazon is going to work on making Alexa smart enough to deal with suicidal patrons?
Ours is an artificial intelligence world – robots, Siri and Alexa on Amazon’s Echo.
So we’re now leaving suicide prevention up to artificial intelligence.
Suicides especially among young people are at the highest level ever and some blame their connected, digital world as a contributing factor.
We can’t go back.
Artificial intelligence is here to stay and so it is appropriate that these devices get smart enough to handle complex issues of the human condition.
But people need to get smarter, too.
Only real live people can sense when a person is in need
Learn to listen in a non-judgmental way
Be there for people 24/7 the way Alexa stands ready for the next command
When our phones get smarter and more prevalent, that’s our call to match them and raise them by living in the present totally focused on others.
Subscribe to these Day Starters for free here.
Share them with friends and family by forwarding this email or posting to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other social media with my permission.
Read my book Out of Bad Comes Good, The Advantages of Disadvantages here.
Don’t want to get these emails anymore? Unsubscribe below.
Read more recent articles:
Comment on Artificial Intelligence