“Need a little help to quit smoking but don’t have the time or money to visit a counsellor?Perhaps a virtual coach could help you kick the habit”,this New Scientist article says.”Betsy van Dijk and colleagues from the University of Twente in Enschede,the Netherlands, and the Dutch anti-smoking organisation Stivoro are developing a female chatbot to provide free,round-the-clock advice and exercises for people trying to give up.Van Dijk says anti-smoking chatbots are ideal for smokers who may be too embarrassed to see a counsellor or simply can’t find the time or the money. Chatbots also have another advantage. “A virtual coach is always there, even at night,” she says”.
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