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  • Study: Large language models can’t effectively recognize users’ motivation, but can support behavior change for those ready to act

    Diptych image with headshots of Michelle Bak and Jessie Chin

    Large language model-based chatbots can’t effectively recognize users’ motivation when they are hesitant about making healthy behavior changes, but they can support those who are committed to take action, say information sciences doctoral student Michelle Bak (left) and information sciences professor Jessie Chin.

    Photos courtesy Michelle Bak, Jessie Chin


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  • Editor’s notes: To contact Michelle Bak, email To contact Jessie Chin, email

    The paper “The potential and limitations of large language models in identification of the states of motivations for facilitating health behavior change” is available online. DOI: 10.1093/jamia/ocae057