Scroll down for video To assess how effective the chatbot is, the researchers tested Woebot on students suffering from anxiety and depression.
In a randomised study, 70 students were asked to either engage with Woebot, or a self-help e Book over a two-week period.
Within the chat, Woebot uses artificial intelligence to create natural, personalised and human-like conversations and offer emotional support to users.
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The results showed that Woebot was successfully able to deliver cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) – the most effective treatment for mood-based disorders.
Students who used Woebot also reported a significant reduction in their symptoms of depression and anxiety, and said that the chatbot made them feel empathised with.