Woebot- the next therapy frontier

Thinking about therapy in the field of psychiatry, I always felt that psychiatry would be the most protected medical field from algorithms and robots taking over, but it turns out artificial intelligence may actually be an improvement over human-to-human therapy. Stanford psychologists and a team of experts at Woebot Labs Inc. have created Woebot, that for a mere $39/month, can become anyone’s on-call therapist. In fact, research has shown the conversational AI may actually have advantages to face-to-face therapy in that patients seem to divulge more information to a robot that has a veil of anonymity. Access to mental health is being explored with telepsychiatry and now it seems with conversational AI as well. I guess even psychiatry is not safe from robots, Woebot I have my eye on you.

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