Wednesday Aug 16, 2023

Will AI Replace Psychotherapists?

For the first episode of Psyched for Mental Health's second season we dive deep into the intriguing question, can artificial intelligence replace psychotherapists?

With rapid advancements in AI,  and its increasing integration into various aspects of our lives, the possibility of it playing a role in mental health support is becoming a subject of great interest. 
Host Dr. Ed Bilotti speaks with with Dr. Diego Pinochet who has a a PhD in Computational Design from MIT, Smriti Joshi, a clinical psychologist, member of the board of directors, and chief psychologist for Wysa, a company pioneering the delivery of mental halth care using AI applications, and Professor Alastair Van Heerden. the research director of Human and Social Development Programme at the Human Sciences Research Council in Pretoria, South Africa. 
As we watch the evolution of AI right before our eyes, what are the potential benefits, limitations, and ethical considerations surrounding the use of AI in psychotherapy?

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