How A Machine Learned to Spot Depression

The visual is priceless!

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The computer, called Ellie, functions as a therapist and is being used in the diagnosis of PTSD and depression.

Jody Mitic served with the Canadian forces in Afghanistan. He lost both of his feet to a bomb. And Mitic remembers that Ellie’s robot-ness helped him open up.

“Ellie seemed to just be listening,” Mitic says. “A lot of therapists, you can see it in their eyes, when you start talking about some of the grislier details of stuff that you might have seen or done, they are having a reaction.”

Check it out, here.

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kaleachapmanpsyd

Clinical Psychologist practicing in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.

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