Addiction–behaving in a way you don’t want to compulsively–can cause extreme suffering, to those who are addicted and to people around them. Sometimes the suffering is not so extreme, as with my morning cup of coffee. I wake up tired …
The Turing Test requires an AI to successfully imitate a human in conversation without restriction on the subject matter, while Google's Assistant imitated a human in a very constrained domain, setting up a haircut appointment.
Mend offers semi-personalized support for breakup recovery. The daily talks are helpful but the subscription price is high.
Woebot offers useful CBT coaching. But its chatbot interface is more distracting than helpful at this point, reflecting AI's current inability to understand natural language.
The designers of this app have made some great choices around mood tracking and introducing core CBT skills. But they've also made some questionable choices around data capture and analytics.
Can you measure mental health using biometrics like heart rate during sleep? Probably not.