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Theory of Mind in Artificial Intelligence Applications

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The Theory of Mind Under Scrutiny

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Theory of Mind refers to the ability to understand and predict other people’s thoughts, emotions, and intentions, and is essential for successful social interaction. Artificial intelligence can be a useful tool to enhance theory of mind therapy by providing an interactive platform for practicing communication and empathy skills, as well as assessing and monitoring progress in theory of mind skills. Mental health apps can provide personalised emotional support and guided conversations to help people develop theory of mind skills and improve communication and interpersonal relationships. In addition, these apps can also offer the advantage of accessibility and privacy, allowing people to access Theory of Mind therapy anytime, anywhere via their mobile devices. The combination of theory of mind and artificial intelligence can be a valuable tool to improve mental health therapy and increase accessibility to care. It is important that these applications continue to be researched and developed to ensure their effectiveness and safety in the treatment of mental health problems.

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Garcia-Lopez, A. (2023). Theory of Mind in Artificial Intelligence Applications. In: Lopez-Soto, T., Garcia-Lopez, A., Salguero-Lamillar, F.J. (eds) The Theory of Mind Under Scrutiny. Logic, Argumentation & Reasoning, vol 34. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-46742-4_23

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