Serife Tekin interviewed by the Guardian

The pandemic hit and this technology basically skyrocketed. Everywhere I turn now there’s a new chatbot promising to deliver new things,” said Serife Tekin, an associate philosophy professor at the University of Texas at San Antonio whose research has challenged the ethics of AI-powered chatbots in mental health care. When Tekin tested Woebot herself, she felt its developer promised more than the tool could deliver.


“Young and Depressed? Try Woebot! The Rise of Mental Health Chatbots in the US,” The Guardian, Mark Keierleber, April 13, 2o22:


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