Incident 449: Startup Misled Research Participants about GPT-3 Use in Mental Healthcare Support
A mental health nonprofit is under fire for using an AI chatbot as an "experiment" to provide support to people seeking counseling, and for experimenting with the technology on real people.
“We provided mental health support to about 4,000 …
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Since this article was first published, Koko founder Rob Morris clarified some details of the experiement. We have updated the article to reflect this.
A mental health service that allows people to receive encouraging words of support and a…
Last week, Koko, a mental health startup, received significant public criticism for allegedly using an artificial intelligence chatbot to conduct mental health counseling without obtaining informed consent from participants.
A mental health platform generated controversy on social media, after one of its execs admitted that the company had used GPT-3, an AI chatbot that can respond to prompts with human-like text, to counsel some of its users.
Rob Morris is the…