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Ellie - The robotic therapist

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    Caught a story about this over on the Planet Money podcast.

    Searching around, it's not new as it was reported in 2013 and last year. In the story I listened to, one guy work was injured in Afghanistan found her non-judgement in her eyes particularly. The previous link mentions she was originally commissioned by the U.S. Department of Defence.

    Maybe this is key
    The idea here is not for Ellie to actually diagnose people and replace trained therapists. She's just there to offer insight to therapists, Morency says, by providing some objective measurements.

    More at The Economist. Here's a video, hi Ellie. Where would she go for clinical supervision? ;)