Anyone with Facebook Messenger can search for Woebot and begin sending messages, effectively bringing Woebot to life.
After a brief introduction, Woebot will check in to ask the user’s mood and thoughts, then employ CBT techniques to help reframe thought patterns or negative emotions associated with mood disorders like anxiety or depression.
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.
When you launch Woebot in Facebook Messenger, the chatbot's cerulean blue eyes peer out from the screen. Honestly, he adds, humans aren't great at remembering things: "I have a perfect memory so each week I'll give you insight on how your mood changes." 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.
Within a few messages he explains his purpose: "So here's how I work, I'm going to ask you about your mood and as I get to know you, I'll teach you some good stuff." If that sounds like a weird conversation to have with a robot, he wants you to know the first step toward "being a life ninja" is paying attention to your moods.
The services simplify a variety of AI-based tasks, giving you a quick way to add state-of-the-art intelligence technologies to your bots with just a few lines of code.
The APIs integrate into most modern languages and platforms.
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