Thursday, 17 September 2015

Meet Ellie, the machine that can detect depression

Technology is an important channel to treat mental illness, but should we be worried about an age of virtual therapy when only our problems are real?

Ellie is on the screen, she’s welcoming and gentle with a soft encouraging voice. She asks probing questions in a non-judgmental way. Her body language is encouraging and her face is interested and responsive. She’s obviously highly trained and skilful at picking up cues.

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