"Koko began as my MIT side project, hacked together to manage my own mental health. I never thought it would be of use to anyone else. But it helped me. A lot. And I wanted to bring it to the world..."

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Koko In The News

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Koko Nonprofit Founders Help People Cope With Mental Health

He sold his mental-health startup to Airbnb, then relaunched it as a nonprofit with a bigger mission

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Improving Mental Health Via Social Network

NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Rob Morris PhD, the creator of Koko.

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Meet the Nonprofit Helping Teens Find Mental Health Help On Social Media

A nonprofit helps to detect high-risk mental health content and provides resources

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New Social Network Koko Wants to Help You Deal With Stress

Koko is what you’d get if you were to combine the swiping gesture of Tinder, the anonymity of Whisper, the upvoting of Reddit, and the earnestness of old-fashioned forums

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The Empathy Layer

Can an app that lets strangers — and bots — become amateur therapists create a safer internet?

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Once More With Feeling: Teaching Empathy to Machines

Koko co-founder, Robert Morris PhD, speaks with Wall Street Journal Technology Reporter, Benjamin Powers, for this piece on "affective AI", published in The Future of Everything.

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Koko: Finding Promise Amidst The Peril Of Mental Health Apps

By being clear about what it is not, Koko minimizes many of the risks endemic in therapy platforms

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Can A.I. Treat Mental Illness?

New computer systems aim to peer inside our heads—and to help us fix what they find there

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Crowdsourced tool for depression

Peer-to-peer application outperforms conventional self-help technique for easing depression, anxiety