aiCARE A virtual therapeutic agent
based on artificial intelligence
for addressing anxiety and depression
in young adult cancer survivors

The main objective of the aiCARE project is to develop a conversation based agent for anxiety and depression. The main beneficiaries of this project are adult cancer survivors, while the secondary beneficiaries are adults from the general population or at risk for psychopathology

Based on low-cost and increasingly intelligent technology through frequent user interaction, aiCARE has the potential to have a significant impact on what future mental health screening and psychological support entails.

Project Code PN-III-P1-1.1-TE-2019 – 2140

Contract No: CONTRACT NR TE 207/2021

Funding authority: the Executive Unit for Financing Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation (UEFISCDI)

Coordinator: University of Bucharest

Project PI: Assoc. Prof. Ioana R. Podina

Project interval: 01/04/2021 – 31/03/2023

Total value of the project: 431.890 Ron


The aiCARE agent will be the result of four main objectives progressing - through 24 months - from a network analysis to map cognitions and symptom prevalence in young adult cancer survivors (O1), to the development of the aiCARE conversational agent (O2), to its user-experience testing (O3) and effectiveness testing (O4). The aiCARE agent will progress gradually throughout the project from a retrieval-based agent relying on a predefined conversation flow initially generated by therapists to a generative agent which is guaranteed to always provide a response.

Our Team


Rares Boian


Liviu Dinu


Ana-Maria Bucur

Assistant Researcher

Diana Todea

Assistant Researcher

Liviu Fodor

Assistant Researcher
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    aiCARE Project

    Financed by a grant from the Ministry of Research, Innovation and Digitization, CNCS/CCCDI - UEFISCDI, project no. PN-III-P1-1.1-TE-2019-2140 through the PNCDI III program.
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