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Artificial intelligence and mental health
Grant Blashki and Simon Lock

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“When we began to reflect on the role of artificial intelligence (AI) for mental health care, immediately there were a whole range of concerns that leapt out at us. How on earth could a non-living digital device be of value to any human being experiencing mental health issues? Isn’t another human being absolutely essential to provide the compassion and understanding of fellow human beings’ emotions, thoughts and feelings, and intimate troubles of life? …”