“Woebot, one of the first chatbots of its kind, is powered by artificial intelligence not to tackle your deepest problems, but to improve your mood, and even alleviate symptoms of depression … The chatbot also represents the risky yet essential innovation happening at the intersection of mental health care and technology. There’s no research on whether confiding your fears or frustrations in a chatbot is as effective as seeking professional help from a human trained to treat mental health issues. There’s no guidance that can help doctors or patients decide when it’s best to see a chatbot instead of a therapist. Even new text, video, and voice-based therapy services like Talkspace rely on humans.”
Learn more about Woebot and online therapy ideas at Mashable.