AI and Theory of Mind

Can we strengthen the link between psychology and AI? Link

AI and Psychology

The relationship between AI and psychology is two-sided. On the one hand, the applications of AI in psychology are enormously large. Let me give just some examples:

  • Chatbot doing therapy — just think about ELIZA.
  • Using AI-based applications for diagnosis of disorders
  • Career advisors using AI models to better match persons and jobs

Theory of mind

Theory of mind refers to the ability to attribute mental states such as beliefs, desires, goals, and intentions to others, and to understand that these states are different from one’s own.

Normally, people develop Theory of mind around the age of 4–6. Some of them are not able to develop it at all. In this case, we are talking about atypical development of children, such as autism.

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