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'AI Buddy' is a Virtual Friend for Kids in Military Families

 - May 27, 2017
References: aibuddyproject & psfk
'AI Buddy' is the name of a platform that connects kids to virtual characters powered by artificial intelligence, specifically to provide support while their parents are away fulfilling their duties as a soldier.

The AI-powered support system for kids has been developed by health professionals and with training from psychologists and pediatricians, making it possible for kids to periodically receive messages that ask about how they are doing, as well as tools for homework help and aids for sleep.

The system is set up in such a way so that a dedicated caregiver is able to review the insights collected by the AI Buddy, giving them a better sense of how a child is feeling. Since AI Buddy is designed for kids in military families, it is also equipped to help kids cope with the loss of a parent who has lost their life.