Explore the Limits
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Explore the Limits

How Eliza Doolittle Became a Psychotherapist

Psychology has a new digital friend

We may think of chatbots as new technology, but they’ve been around since the 1960s.

When MIT’s Joseph Weizenbaum created conversational software known as ELIZA in 1966, it resulted in a relatively crude, yet surprisingly effective, imitation of a psychotherapist.

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