Um robô pode substituir terapeutas?

Pesquisadores da Califórnia trabalham num modelo de terapeuta virtual, inicialmente destinado a militares e seus familiares. Mas os primeiros momentos de "convívio" são bem wierd (estranhos), veja o vídeo ou leia o texto a partir do link. 

Researchers at the University of Southern California’s Institute for Creative Sciences (ICT) are developing a virtual therapist that can identify signs of depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Bringing together machine learning, natural language processing and computer vision technologies, the SimSensei project is aimed at helping military personnel and their families, while reducing the stigma that is often associated with seeking help.

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