Andrew Ng joined the board of startup building a chatbot for depression

Woebot is an interesting idea, and this is not a surprising move given Ng's clear interests in applying AI in tough fields such as health care. I feel like I'm becoming something of a Luddite, so maybe that explains my reservations about privacy (users could share some pretty personal info with Woebot) and speaking with a bot when perhaps a human ear would be more effective.


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