'The chatbot has transformed my life'

While for many of us AI chatbots are perhaps just an interesting novelty, for some people they are proving to be transformational.

Yasmin Shaheen-Zaffar, from North Yorkshire, has dyslexia, dyspraxia, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
As a result of these conditions, she would struggle with written assignments. Then AI came into her life.
“It was a few years ago that I was introduced to [popular AI chatbot] Jasper, and that transformed my life,” says Ms Shaheen-Zaffar, who is a qualified psychotherapist. “It became my friend.”
She uses Jasper to help her tidy up both the structure and spelling of her written work, which now even includes a recently published self-help book for people with neurodiversity.

That word is an umbrella term for conditions and disorders including dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD, Tourette's, and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).
London-based tech entrepreneur Alex Sergent says that utilising AI helps with his OCD.
He uses AI-powered transcription app Otter.ai to record and organise his meetings.
Mr Sergent explains that even though his extreme attention to detail and ritual has been a burden in the past, he “can feel comfortable delegating things. And largely I’ve been doing that a lot with AI recently.”
The main reason people with psychiatric or psychological conditions may be gravitating towards AI tools is not just the ease, according to Hayley Brackley, a neurodiversity specialist coach and trainer.
“I think one of the massive things is there's no shame or stigma in asking ChatGPT, or any other AI tool, to do something.”
For instance, she explains that there is an assumption that most people should know how to spell, which is particularly difficult for someone with dyslexia.