Amigrow is an interactive buddy supported by artificial intelligence that aims to improve the emotional well-being of children. This virtual friend will be available soon via the application and website amigrow.be.
The platform is designed for children between third and sixth grade and will be able to detect problems concerning bullying and abuse as early as possible.
The chatbot -shown as a customisable avatar- offers children a chance to express their emotions in a trusted environment. This can be done by conversing freely or answering specific and subtle questions prepared by child psychologists. Once the application indicates that a user is suffering from abuse, bullying or other problems, the child is discreetly referred to the most suitable individual to deal with the problem.