Researchers at UW-Madison are exploring the use of artificial intelligence to support mental health with $3 million in federal grant support.

Funding for the two-year research project comes from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, according to a release from the university. Scientists working in UW-Madison’s Center for Healthy Minds are developing a system that would deliver personalized mental health support using a mobile device like a smartphone.

Christy Wilson-Mendenhall, co-investigator for the study, says scientists “hope to discover how to offer supportive well-being practices on mobile phones that are sensitive to what a person is feeling and easy to engage with in the moment.”

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