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The Guardian Features ICT Virtual Humans for Mental Health Support

September 17, 2015

The Guardian featured ELLIE, a virtual human interviewer developed by the USC Institute for Creative Technologies. In ICT’s SimSensei project, ELLIE is designed to respond to a patients social cues and make it easier for a real therapist to make a diagnosis. The story cites ICT research that suggests people are more willing to share personal details with a computer character than a real human being.