A recent study that tested an AI virtual coach found that patients with anxiety and depression may benefit greatly from using AI-powered tools. An paper that was recently published in Translational Psychiatry describes the study’s findings.The AI coach, called Lumen, was a virtual therapy coach that was designed to deliver psychotherapy to people with anxiety and depressions. It works through Amazon’s Alexa platform, meaning it could be available to people on a large scale. The National Institutes of Mental Health provided funding to develop Lumen.As part of the study, researchers recruited about 60 participants with mild to moderate depression and anxiety symptoms. Researchers wanted to see if Lumen could help improve these overall symptoms.