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Sophie bot- AI to answer their questions on sexual health.

Sophie bot-Using artificial intelligence to answer your questions on sexual health

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What specific problem(s) are you trying to address?

Talking about sexual health is not only awkward but also taboo.The result is entire generations without the right information on sex and sexual health making ill informed and bad decisions. This is evidenced by the high the HIV prevalence,STI prevalence ,early pregnancies, unsafe abortions and irresponsible use of morning after pills. Sophie Bot is an artificial intelligence persona to answer users questions on sexual health.Think of her as "Siri for sexual health".

What are some of your unanswered questions about the problem(s) you are working to address?

Building an end to end question and answer engine vs predefined questions and answers Validating offering her for customer support Deploying on SMS.

Explain Your Idea

Sophie bot is artificial intelligence built to answer questions on sexual health,think siri for sexual health.

Name the three most important ways that your idea will address your identified problem(s).

Provide verified information on sexual health privately and anonymously

How is your idea unique?

Anonymity Automation (artificial intelligence) Platform independence

What are some outstanding concerns or questions that you have regarding your idea?

Building an end to end question and answer engine vs predefined questions and answers

Who are your end users?

Youth with access to a Mobile device in Anglophone Africa.

Where will your idea be implemented?

  • Kenya

What is the primary type of emergency setting where your innovation would operate?

  • Prolonged displacement

Tell us more about the emergency setting that you intend to implement in

Access to mobile device despite displacement

What is your organization's name?

Sophie Chatrobot limited

Tell us more about you.

We are Team Sophie and for the last year we have been working towards providing verified information on sexual health through our innovative technology. We are driving a movement to a world where we openly and honestly talk about sexual health.

Organizational Characteristics

  • Youth-led organization

What is the current scale of your proposed innovation?

  • Global - within more than 1 geographic region globally

Experience in Implementation Country(ies)

  • Yes, for more than one year.

Expertise in Sector

  • Yes, for less than a year.

Organization Location

4th floor Bishop Magua Center, Nairobi,Kenya

What is your organizational status?

  • Registered for-profit company, including social enterprises.

What is the maturity of your innovation?

  • Existing Prototype or Pilot: Tested a part of my solution with users and am iterating.



Join the conversation:

Photo of Eunice Kajala

Many times young girls are exposed to inaccurate or incomplete sexual health information.How can somebody measure the scientific accuracy and age appropriateness of the sexual health information responded by the Sophie bot artificial intelligence?

Photo of Irving Anjere

Sophie bot is anonymous so we she can't deliver content according to age and gender,therefore confined to objective questions and answers and full disclosure, the user is limited by his or her curiosity since she only answers your questions.

As to verifiable and correct information ,she isn't a search engine that answers the first results she indexes from the internet. We have to train her with a knowledge base from a trusted source.So far we have the peer mentor curriculum from UNFPA-Kenya and the Kenya National Aids control council

Photo of Eunice Kajala

It sounds good, just to alert you, peer mentoring is said to benefit the mentors themselves(Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli et al, 2015).Check the reference by Mouli and see how you can programme your Sophie based on the scientific evidence