Health informatics

Chatbots deployed in response to COVID-19 pandemic

If you've been to a clinic for a vaccine or COVID test during the past two years, you've likely interacted with a chatbot. Chatbots are computer programs designed to simulate conversation with human users. Scalable to answer ...

Vaccination

Chatbot for addressing COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy

What if a few minutes of interaction with a chatbot could effectively address vaccine concerns? In an article published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology, researchers from the CNRS, INSERM, and ENS-PSL show that such ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Chatbots for dementia patients and caregivers need more work

Chatbots hold promise for dementia patient or caregiver support, but are still in their infancy, finds a paper published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. None of the interactive digital apps tested by medical ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Do chatbots have a role to play in suicide prevention?

Australia's first suicide prevention chatbot for the family and friends of those in crisis was launched last week by Lifeline, a nonprofit organisation dedicated to crisis support and suicide prevention.

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