Artificial Intelligence for social good

In 2017 I followed a series of online courses from MIT and Stanford on Machine Learning. This led me to design and develop an AI-powered chatbot for mental health support in Sheffield.



Pebble is a new proof-of-concept chatbot I’ve developed using powerful Natural Language Understanding (NLU) and machine learning to understand the meaning of what people are asking for.

Its objective is to signpost people in Sheffield to where they can get help with mental health problems. It currently understands 33 different types of mental health problems and eight ways of accessing support — which means it can cope with 264 different types of conversation. The more people that use it then the better it will get at understanding.