What would you expect from an AI chatbot designed to offer emotional support? Not life-changing advice but not completely useless tips either.

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Teacher in Singapore got the latter when they interacted with the chatbot at the Mindline at Work platform

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an online  mental health platform with one section especially for teachers, Rest of World, a technology news website reported.

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Backed by the Singapore government, the bot is meant to lend a listening ear to overburdened teachers. But it turns out, it's not helping them at all.

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Screenshots of conversations, with the bot shared on social media, show how the bot responds to concerns raised.

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One user told it about their lack of work-life balance, only to hear "that's alright".

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Mindy, a teacher interviewed by Rest of World, said she told the bot about her tough week and it just asked her to try some breathing exercises.

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Another teacher, so overburdened that they felt their "brain is going to crack", described the bot as "pretty useless".

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