AI Health Coaches Are Coming Soon to a Device Near You

Ten years ago, the idea of tracking your footsteps or your heartbeat was weird.

Those dedicated to the pursuit of quantified self knowledge proselytized in TED Talks,

while journalists attended conferences and reported on the strange new trend.

The triumph of the quantified self

There’s a lot of evidence to suggest that wearables do offer at least some benefits.

The coming AI health coache

Patel recently co-authored a paper in which researchers fed data from wearables into large language models

such as OpenAI’s GPT series, and had the models output reasoning about the data

data that could be useful for clinicians seeking to make mental health diagnoses.