Created by team nucleus accumbens on March 03, 2023

The Hari app is a personalized ChatGPT–based bot designed to have a calming and relaxing effect on users through direct and indirect appeals to the texts of the Pali Canon - the main texts of Buddhism. Hari is programmed to differentiate the beginning of the dialogue, as well as to remember the history of the dialogue and respond in the context of the topic under discussion. She does not let the conversation stop, asking questions and helping a person to open up, tell about their problems and possibly deal with them with the help of the Buddha's instructions. Hari reacts to the interlocutor's remarks in accordance with his mood: if the mood is neutral or positive, she will quote the Pali Canon and other words of the Buddha, reflect on the topics of Buddhist techniques and how they can be applied in everyday life, can joke or ask a question. If the mood of the interlocutor is negative, Hari will pick up words of support and try to find out the causes of negative emotions, will become an attentive and careful listener. Hari can initiate a dialogue, which distinguishes her from other chat bots. This behavior allows you to perceive it with more empathy and trust, which also has a positive effect on users and deepens the positive effect of communication. We chose Buddhist texts as the basis of Hari's personality because they contain information on how to effectively cope with stress, anxiety and other psychological difficulties, as well as set up contemplation and reflection, helping the psyche to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and achieve a more balanced and calm state – which corresponds to the main task of Hari.

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