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“But How Does That Make You Feel?”

The therapy chatbot Woebot, whose smiling avatar resembles the alien in had just asked me about my feelings. Scrolling through a list of emotions, I’d landed on “anxious,” since I’d been stressed by a few deadlines. It continued,“But I’m glad you reached out and I’ve got tools to work together on this.” I was hoping I’d be glad I reached out, too. I was curious just how good a therapy bot might be in a world that often seems anxious, angry, and confused. I tend to be skeptical of AI, especially considering the music that certain algorithms think

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