A few weeks ago, Clearhead released a te reo Māori version of their online mental health platform during te wiki o te reo Māori (Māori language week). This has been a world-first innovation to develop an artificial intelligence mental health chatbot that is able to converse in an indigenous language. It was definitely not a foregone conclusion that it could even be achieved, but Clearhead are delighted both by the fact that they were able to make it happen and also by the positive response they have received that it was done ‘for Māori by Māori’.

 
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