Detecting Depression in Social Media using Machine Learning

Depression is one of the most afflicting mental health illnesses in America; however, with the sheer amount of data available in social media, machine learning, a field of artificial intelligence, can be used to detect early signs of depression. Machine learning is used in many industries today, most notably voice-to-text applications like Siri or Spotify song recommendations, however, its’ use in public health is just beginning to emerge.

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