Mark Stephen Meadows in Safety and Health Practitioner

Sep 17, 2018

Mark Stephen Meadows was recently quoted in an article on chatbots and mental health support bots in Safety and Health Practitioner:

Chatbots might be an occupational hazard if you are trying to do the weekly internet shop, but they are also increasingly playing an important role in helping people deal with depression, anxiety and other mental health issues.
Over the last couple of years, a plethora of Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems have been launched to offer text-based therapy and support at any time of the day from the comfort of your smartphone, tablet or computer.
With the issue of mental health among both adults and children continuing to dominate the headlines and NHS services under increasing pressure, many see chatbots as the answer to help alleviate many people’s anxieties.
Speaking to SHP Online, Mark Stephen Meadows, co-founder of the SEED Project, which is an independent, decentralised marketplace for developers of conversational user interfaces (CUIs), says chatbots can “soak up much more information than we can”.
“Emotions may be measured, tracked and even predicted,” says Mr Meadows. “We should be cautious however, about discussing these systems in terms of ‘getting to know us’. There’s a fine line between systems that make our lives easier and ones that manipulate, and this applies to our mental health as much as anything.”

Read the full article at Safety and Health Practitioner »


SEED is an open, independent, and decentralized marketplace for developers, publishers and users of conversational user interfaces (CUIs) or “bots”, that democratizes AI. The SEED platform provides development tools, intellectual property, and a tokenized network for delivering front-ends to AI technologies.

To learn more you can find SEED on Telegram, or visit the SEED website and sign up for email updates at

If you have specific questions about the project, please contact You can also find SEED on Discord, on Twitter, on Reddit and on Medium.

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