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Stanford HAI junior fellow Johannes Eichstaedt is a psychologist who uses social media to understand the psychological states of large populations. He examined Twitter posts to learn how the virus and social distancing are affecting our anxiety and life satisfaction and how factors such our age, education, and hometown size can impact our emotions. The picture, he says, is grim. “We need to think about scalable mental health care,” he adds. “Now is the time to mobilize resources to make that happen.”

Eichstaedt spoke during Stanford HAI’s COVID-19 and AI virtual conference. Watch his session, below, and view the full conference here.

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