When Your Therapist Is a Facebook Chatbot

Woebot Is Therapy Inside a ChatbotCan you find help inside a messenger bot?(Facebook.com/drwoebot/Ringer illustration)When Alison Darcy began developing a mental-health-focused chatbot for Facebook last summer, she made a point to give it a robotic name — nothing even vaguely human, like Siri or Alexa. She went with something charmingly mechanical: Woebot. Her service…
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