The SimCoach platform is an
advanced research prototype
designed at the USC Institute
for Creative Technologies.
With each conversation you are
helping train virtual human agents
to assist our military families in
breaking down barriers to care.
When trained, agents can
effectively discuss personal self
care concerns by both answering
questions and providing guidance
through relevant assessments.
We are currently in the early
stages of training but with your
feedback our agents will continue
to improve in the quality of both
understanding and responses.
Thank you for your participation
and please encourage others to
take part in training our agents.
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