APISC Digital Research Foundation Inc is a Canadian Non-Profit using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to study the growth and spread of self-harm behavior online.
In 2022 we raised $40,000 from founding donors to launch the Meili (My-Lee) Project. Meili, is like St. Christopher. He is the Norse patron of travelers and is what we call our A.I..
Our 2023 goal is a enlist the support of 100 donors to contribute $100 per month to fund our ongoing computational costs and research and to support Meili's travels in digital domains where children are exposed to toxic influences.
APISC stands for Adolescent Peer Influence and Social Contagion.
The primary focus of our current project is to map and track the online conversation about gender identity and gender dysphoria in online spaces.