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This App Tells You — and Maybe Someone Else — When You’re Depressed

  • Woebot, Mindstrong tap mobile-phone use to help mental health
  • Innovative apps must ease privacy concerns over shared data

A Facebook message pops up on my phone screen. “What’s going on in your world?”

It’s from a robot named Woebot, the brainchild of Stanford University psychologist Alison Darcy.