An AI chatbot as a psychotherapeutic assistant

A friendly, often humorous AI chatbot for psychological therapy support: Can that work? Alison Darcy has done just that with her Woebot. Research results show that the app can help after just two weeks.
10 January, 2024 by
An AI chatbot as a psychotherapeutic assistant
GDI Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute

Alison Darcy wants to make mental healthcare more accessible through her company Woebot Health. She has therefore developed the Woebot for this purpose. The AI chatbot uses cognitive behavioural therapy data to help people overcome mental and emotional challenges. The bot holds conversations, offers support and provides tools for coping with stress, anxiety, depression and other mental health issues.

Research shows that Woebot can reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety within two weeks. Woebot can also give a boost to those who have already been in treatment, Last year. Time magazine named Darcy one of the 100 most influential people in the development of artificial intelligence for her work.


Learn more about Alison Darcy and the Woebot at the 20th European Trend Day which will be held at the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute on 13 March 2024 under the heading "AI buddy: redefining social relationships". International AI pioneers will show how humans and artificial intelligence can work together to shape the future, they will present the latest findings from research and showcase the most exciting AI startups.

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