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Since the launch of ChatGPT less than a year ago, we have continued to discover new uses for this artificial intelligence. For example, it can serve as a coach for physical exercise, doctors have discovered its potential for carrying out diagnoses and ChatGPT has already been adopted as a working tool in many professions. And a recent study revealed that OpenAI's chatbot also has huge potential in the field of psychology.
ChatGPT has already demonstrated its skills in many areas. And now we also have an idea of its performance when it comes to deciphering human emotions. To assess these skills, an international group of researchers used a scale called the “Levels of Emotional Awareness Scale (LEAS)”, a tool that measures emotional awareness.
AI in front of humans ?
“This study used the Levels of Emotional Awareness Scale (LEAS) as an objective performance-based test to analyze ChatGPT's responses to twenty scenarios and compared its emotional awareness performance with that of general population norms , as reported in a previous study”, we read in the introduction to the publication, published in Frontiers in Psychology.
And the results were surprising. Indeed, during a first test, ChatGPT obtained a high score compared to that of the general population. Then, a second test, carried out a month later, the AI improved greatly, obtaining the maximum score of the LEAS test. So, ChatGPT not only has great emotional intelligence, it also improves over time.
A major development for AI
The fact that intelligence can be more efficient than humans at decoding emotions is a major development. And this opens the way to new uses of ChatGPT in the field of psychology. According to the researchers, this AI could, for example, be used to train people who have deficiencies in emotional awareness. It could also help psychiatrists make diagnoses.
However, the study also warns that more research needs to be done“to better understand the potential benefits and risks of ChatGPT and the 8217;refine to promote mental health.” In other words, while AI is promising in the field of psychiatry, ChatGPT is not a therapist.
- Researchers tested ChatGPT's emotional awareness and found that in addition to outperforming humans, AI improves over time
- ChatGPT has already demonstrated its skills to generate content, code, solve problems and now, we know that it is also capable of deciphering emotions
- ChatGPT is not a therapist, but this discovery opens the way to new uses of AI in psychiatry
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