The World Health Organization recently introduced AI into their resources for people to live a healthier life. Here is the announcement from their website:

Meet S.A.R.A.H.

A Smart AI Resource Assistant for Health 

She uses generative AI to help you lead a healthier life

Many people have speculated that AI could replace jobs in various industries, and that got me thinking… will AI ever be used to replace interventionists?

How AI Can Help With Interventions?

There is a place for AI in delivering education and helping folks recover. One way AI can be helpful is by monitoring like a hyper-aware personal assistant. AI can provide reminders to go for drug testing, like a calendar invite, to where support group meetings are, and tracking their exercise time, therapy appointments, etc. 

In remote areas where there are no services available, AI may help connect you with remote services. AI can be an educational tool being able to provide online information about mental health, addiction, process disorders, etc, yet I believe nothing can actually take away human to human interaction.

What About Human Touch?

I like to write yet my writing has a human touch. No doubt AI is a newer version with different skills like Wikipedia. AI can write employee policy, websites and even articles yet what many be missing is the heart and the actual experience about the topic. First hand accounts, successful strategies in the trenches can never be experienced by AI. Only humans can do that. And like humans who are imperfect beings, so too is AI. 

As we know the basis of recovery is connection as in connection we grow and thrive. In addition the delivery of certain modalities albeit like ACT, DBT, EMDR require humanization. In a world where automation reigns, the human connection is lost – the warm smile, hugs, the tears that flow in face-to-face connections and laughter that comes from the joy of doing something right can, in my mind, never be replaced by AI.

Do You Agree?

What are your thoughts on how AI will shape our industry and if it will ever replace human involvement in interventions?