Would you trust an artificial intelligence therapist?

Michael, Sara and Keke discuss the idea of robot therapists.
2:05 | 02/27/20

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What you got for us? They're saying that your next therapist may not be an actual person. It may be artificial. A.I. A.I. So they're trying to say that they're creating -- companies are working on A.I. To be your next therapist, and they're going to provide you with mental health advice, and they're going to give you, you know, counseling, prescribe -- diagnose stuff, prescribe treatment. Oh, no. And some people say, could it be even better than a doctor? I'm tired of them taking everybody's jobs. Well, I'm just curious because there are several companies that are working on this. Would you go to a virtual No. Would you talk to a robot? My first reaction was no, and now I sit with a different answer. We have major problems with mental health in this country. Yes. Even coverage by insurance. Absolutely. If people are lucky enough to have insurance, which I do, you still may not find a good therapist within your coverage, and you'll end up pang out of pocket. We talk about mental health being the solution to so many problems in this country. Mm-hmm. If you show up and go any therapist, you might not get the help you need. If A.I. Could reduce the cost of this, and more people could have access to mental health care, then I absolutely think this could be groundbreaking. It's a really great -- it's a strong perspective. You just really have to trust whoever is producing the A.I. It's a great perspective. At first I was, like, absolutely not. After you said that -- There has to be an algorithm of some sort -- That's what scares me. What program did they put in there? Did y'all put up in here? That's the one, but if we can trust the system, I think you're 100% correct. If you have a problem, you can always talk to me. Okay. We're going to go ahead and hold on. He will charge you for that. Just so you know. No.

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