Media Coverage Roundup: Chatbot helps with end-of-life decisions

September 20, 2017

CCIS professor Timothy Bickmore is developing a non-judgmental, tablet-based chatbot to improve quality of life for terminally ill patients and help those people consider difficult end-of-life issues like funeral arrangements and last will and testaments.


  • Tech Xplore: Mentioning what is hard to mention in chatbot for end-of-life preparation


  • CNET: New chatbots will help people accept death
  • Daily Mail: The end-of-life chatbot that could help terminally ill patients make difficult final decisions
  • Vice: New Chatbots Will Help People Accept Death


  • NU News: Professor designs chatbot to help, comfort patients in last years of their lives
  • International Business Times: This chatbot could help the elderly make difficult end-of-life decisions


  • New Scientist: End-of-life chatbot can help you with difficult final decisions