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Council Post: Five Ways AI Can Help Revolutionize Mental Healthcare


Almost 1 in 5 Americans will deal with a mental health condition at some point in their life. Yet, in many cases, we're still relying on individuals to take the initiative and seek treatment, despite the continuing stigma against asking for help for mental health struggles and the fact that nearly 40% of Americans live in areas where there aren't enough mental health professionals to meet the community's needs. Add to this the mental health challenges Covid-19 brings and one is forced to ask: How will we ever meet this growing need? Artificial intelligence (AI) can help. As a supplement to teletherapy, which I wrote about previously, AI and machine learning have the potential to revolutionize the way we diagnose and treat mental health conditions. In the future, algorithms may be our first line of defense against the mental health struggles that can be debilitating for so many people.

Sexual assault survivors can get trauma support...through Bumble


In a rare move for the dating app industry, Bumble is partnering with remote trauma support site Bloom to offer complimentary services to users. Bloom provides free online courses by and for survivors of sexual assault and harassment on mental health topics such as creating boundaries and managing anxiety. Chayn, a nonprofit based in the UK, created the project as part of its mission to provide resources and support for survivors of gender-based violence. The service, which will begin later this year, will be available to survivors of assault or abuse who met their abuser on the app. Bumble plans on expanding the program to include people who experienced assault no matter where they met their assailant.

Health Fusion: Artificial intelligence predicts suicide risk in students


In this episode of NewMD's podcast, "Health Fusion," Viv Williams looks at how machine learning is helping researchers identify four predictors of …

#IROS2020 Plenary and Keynote talks focus series #1: Yukie Nagai & Danica Kragic


Would you like to stay up to date with the latest robotics & AI research from top roboticists? The IEEE/RSJ IROS2020 (International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems) recently released their Plenary and Keynote talks in the IEEE RAS YouTube channel. Abstract: Computational modeling of cognitive development has the potential to uncover the underlying mechanism of human intelligence as well as to design intelligent robots. We have been investigating whether a unified theory accounts for cognitive development and what computational framework embodies such a theory. This talk introduces a neuroscientific theory called predictive coding and shows how robots as well as humans acquire cognitive abilities using predictive processing neural networks.

How Artificial Intelligence is Revolutionizing Mental Healthcare


Revolutionary artificial intelligence algorithms are creeping into mental healthcare and are reshaping its dimensions. You might already be discussing with an AI bot right now that "how does it make you feel to hear that?" Your AI therapist might be successful enough to take you out from the feeling of worry about what direction the future will take with the advent of artificial intelligence. In case, looking beyond the horrifying headlines of Skynet coming true, the progressive utilization of artificial intelligence in mental healthcare is absolutely splendid news for many of us.

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Artificial intelligence wants to solve our insomnia problem


A new artificial intelligence could be the secret to a better night's sleep using a phone app to monitor snoring and sleep disorders. Scientists have developed an AI enabling people to monitor their breathing while asleep and help discover the causes and solutions to sleep problems using their smartphones. Sleep disorders are usually diagnosed in specialist sleep clinics, but these can be uncomfortable and inconvenient for patients – even more so during the pandemic. Devised by Professor Guy Brown and Dr Ning Ma from the University of Sheffield's Speech and Hearing Research Group, the state-of-the-art AI can monitor snoring levels and identify sleep disorders such as sleep apnoea. Proof of who snores the loudest and advice on how to stop it may finally be coming to families across the country thanks to the artificial intelligence developed by researchers at the University of Sheffield, the experts said.

Sincrolab - Artificial Intelligence to help brains function better


Keep reading to the end of this article! I really hope you do, but, sadly, a lot of people simply can't. They suffer from ADHD – Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. It affects around 10% of the population, and it's perhaps most obvious in children. Who doesn't know kids who won't sit still or finish their homework?

Can Artificial Intelligence Replace Human Therapists?


Could artificial intelligence reduce the need for human therapists? Websites, smartphone apps and social-media sites are dispensing mental-health advice, often using artificial intelligence. Meanwhile, clinicians and researchers are looking to AI to help define mental illness more objectively, identify high-risk people and ensure quality of care. Some experts believe AI can make treatment more accessible and affordable. There has long been a severe shortage of mental-health professionals, and since the Covid pandemic, the need for support is greater than ever.