Artificial Intelligence (AI) can now do most of what psychologists now do; therefore, psychology as a profession is probably going to have to change.


The writers argue that there are four primary areas to a psychologist’s job:

  1. Assessment is carried out by most psychologists using AI-driven tests.
  2. Diagnosis of conditions carried out by following decisions trees.
  3. Interventions where rules and processes are applied.
  4. Evaluation generally a repeat of assessment.

Note definition of AI from IBM:

Artificial intelligence enables computers and machines to mimic the perception, learning, problem-solving, and decision-making capabilities of the human mind.

Using an AI to complete many of the tasks of a psychologist has happened quickly and for the following reasons:

Consider whether an AI can meet most people’s psychological needs and how this is likely to impact a person’s wellbeing.