Studies show that in 80% of cases a person denies his intentions even before trying to commit suicide. You won’t get anything from him, just asking. To identify a likely suicide by virtue of artificial rather than natural intelligence. Scientists have gathered more than 30 people, half of them either thought about settling their scores with life, or have already tried to do this in their practice. They were asked to reflect on suicide-related words: despair, death, and so on. Separately, they thought about positive (carelessness, happiness, etc.) or negative (sadness, problems) emotions. In this case, the researchers scanned the brain and determined that subjects with suicidal tendencies stand out against the general background. This was especially clearly seen when they reflected on the words: cruelty, death, problem, praise, good, carefree. Based on the data obtained from MRI, specialists created an algorithm that calculates people from the risk zone with an accuracy of 91%. Scientists do not yet give guarantees of the reliability of the created methodology. Since the experiment involved a small group of volunteers who exactly fulfilled all their requests. In reality, a person can try to outwit the system by thinking about completely different things. Do not forget that MRI is an expensive and lengthy thing. Compact electroencephalographs, which also allow monitoring brain activity, will make it more accessible. Researchers are already working on this.