“I told my psychiatrist that everyone hates me. He said I was being ridiculous — everyone hasn’t met me yet.”
― Rodney Dangerfield
YOU KNOW THE STEREOTYPE FOR TALK THERAPY: A coach with a patient supine and a quiet place. But what about the future? Might we incorporate artificial intelligence (AI)-powered software into mental health management?
We now have artificial intelligence apps that analyze the human voice and text. I find the prospect of machines invading this therapeutic space both exciting and dangerous.
Let’s look at how artificial intelligence-powered software is about to revolutionize mental health care.
Artificial intelligence (AI) and healthcare
Artificial intelligence (AI)has crashed my field of cancer management. For example, AI helps us to read mammograms.
Once we have a breast cancer diagnosis, artificial intelligence and machine learning tools help us determine the cancer biology (for example, the “robot” helps determine whether cells have too much of a receptor called HER-2). In treatment, artificial intelligence tools are working their way into radiation therapy.