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ElliQ: AI Companion for Seniors to Ease the Loneliness

In Florida, New York, Washington, and beyond, a chatty companion named ElliQ has become a source of comfort and engagement for seniors. By utilizing AI Companion for Seniors, ElliQ, designed by Intuition Robotics, seeks to tackle the deep-seated problem of loneliness among senior Americans.

Personalized interactions are what ElliQ is all about. It looks like a little table light with a swiveling head. To reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation, ElliQ caters to each user’s interests and conversations, whether they’re looking for informal chats or to address life’s deeper questions. It provides motivational quotations, music, and jokes, and even checks in on your health and fitness levels.

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The special empathy and companionship features of the device were highlighted by Dor Skuler, CEO of Intuition Robotics. Users who regularly engage with ElliQ report feeling much less lonely, even months after purchasing it. Even while most people get them via aid organizations, the gadget may also be bought by individuals, but it’s rather pricey.

However some worry about the consequences of using AI pets like ElliQ in the long run. While these devices may help people feel less lonely for a while, some mental health professionals are concerned that they may discourage people from seeking out social engagement, which is important for overall health.

The people in charge of dispersing ElliQ still think it’s a great tool, particularly for the lonely elderly. Agencies are seeing good results as ElliQ engages seniors and generates joy, and the COVID-19 pandemic has further highlighted the significance of preventing senior loneliness.

To keep the artificial intelligence (AI) and human interaction different, Skuler emphasized that ElliQ purposefully does not have any characteristics that are indicative of a human being. While many users enjoy ElliQ’s company, some may find its chattiness too much and end up adjusting the settings.

Users find solace and company with ElliQ, much like Jan Worrell and Deanna Dezern. If you’re already quite social, ElliQ will bring you even more interaction by sparking conversations and providing enjoyment.

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Despite the constant presence of other people in Marie Broadbent’s life, she greatly appreciates ElliQ’s ability to fill the void when others aren’t around by interacting with her through media such as games, books, and music.

For these elderly people, ElliQ has become more than a robot; it is a reliable friend who provides companionship in the form of amusement, solace, and sympathetic ears. In the ever-evolving landscape of human-device interactions, ElliQ’s contribution to the fight against senior loneliness is truly remarkable.

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