Virtual Humans Work Better Than Current Ways To Identify Post-Traumatic Stress In Soldiers, USC Study Reveals

Published: Oct 13, 2017

Soldiers are more likely to open up about post-traumatic stress when interviewed by a virtual interviewer than by taking a survey, finds a study published today in open-access journal Frontiers in Robotics and AI. A computer-generated 'human' interviewer combines the advantages of anonymity with social connection and rapport, which could help soldiers to reveal more about their mental health symptoms.

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