I was inspired by the idea of self-care during COVID-19. The COVID-19 pandemic has created many challenges, including increasing the burden on our mental health. This is difficult for everyone but especially for individuals already facing mental health challenges, so I wanted to make something to aid in mental health.
What it does
This is a chatbox with Natural Language Processing capabilities that quizzes the user on simple and easy information. The idea is to interrupt an obsessive thought loop, which can happen to anyone but is more likely for people dealing with anxiety or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). This quiz technique is one therapy technique for handling obsessive thoughts, but not everyone can ask someone to quiz them (maybe they live alone or are uncomfortable asking someone, for example). So, having an AI chatbox do the quizzing allows individuals to have easy access to a mental health technique at their comfort level.
How I built it
Challenges I ran into
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
I'm really proud of all the new things I learned this weekend through this project and the workshops! I made my first piece of AI that responds to human language, which is very exciting to me.
What I learned
What's next for Distract Me Autopilot
I want to expand out the quizzes and options for more freedom of choice for the user.