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March 15, 2021

Google’s Assistant Investment Programme Invests In Mental Health Startup Wysa

Wysa is an AI-based emotionally intelligent bot, a virtual coach which responds to the emotions human expresses and uses evidence-based cognitive-behavioral techniques (CBT), DBT, meditation, breathing, yoga, motivational interviewing and micro-actions to help human build mental resilience skills and feel better

Who Train Wysa?

Wysa is an AI chatbot, it’s like a pocket penguin which learns and grows wiser. Wysa’s gets its mentorship or Therapist training from humans, these humans are mental health professionals trained to listen, support and encourage you. as:

Is Wysa Free?

Wysa comes with talking feature that’s free and also equipped with some premium plans to access the tools and coach.

Why Google assistant invested in Wysa?

Yes, Google assistant invested in AI based emotionally intelligent bot called Wysa, the amount of investment is still undisclosed by google but founder’s have shared a note mentioning

“These are hard problems for humans too and in working with Wysa we learnt to be better people. When our investors ask us how we have managed our amazing culture and retention I often feel like saying... it isn’t us it’s wysa. It’s amazing what can happen when you surrender to the wisdom of iterative experimentation and a personal purpose.” -Jo Aggarwal

Wysa has reached 100 millions+ conversations and helped more than 2,500,000 people with 4.7 star rating at playstore. This amazing Inian startup has 100+ self care tools, Wysa was started by Jo Aggarwal, Ramakant Vempati, Dr. Becky Inkster, Dr. Desmond Patton, Vidushi Kamani, Durrell MAlik Washington, Dr. Sangeeta Mahajan, Amit Gupta, Anuj Srivastava and James Abraham in the year 2015 in India.

Jo Aggarwal founder of Wysa says while talking about Covid-19 pandemic, that there has been a clear growth in users coming to Wysa for help. We’ve also seen a big spike in the usage of Wysa’s digital self-management toolkits related to Covid-19, such as those for anxiety, isolation, loneliness and sleep. Through all the progress in Wysa’s growth story Jo Aggarwal states that Apple’s app developer ecosystem has played a strong role. With access to Apple features like dark mode, accessibility for visually challenged users and voice integration with Siri.

How Google assistant and Wysa can work together?

The Google Assistant Investments programme was launched in 2018 for startups that share our passion on digital assistant ecosystem, helping to push new ideas forward, and advance the possibilities of what digital assistants can do. In the post-COVID-19 world with #newnormal, managing our mental health a part of everyone’s daily routine," said by Moez Kaderali, Programme Manager in press announcement, for the Google Assistant Investments Programme.

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