DeepThInk tool helps patients express themselves using “AI Brush”

By: Media Relations

Researchers have created a new AI-assisted digital art tool designed to help art therapy patients better express themselves while maintaining the efficacy of the process.

The tool, dubbed DeepThInk, was designed by computer science researchers at the University of Waterloo and the Southern University of Science and Technology in collaboration with art therapists. DeepThInk grew out of the challenges the therapists faced when the COVID-19 pandemic forced them to conduct their work virtually.

“Not everyone has many art supplies at home,” said Jian Zhao, assistant professor of computer science at the University of Waterloo. “Many of the existing digital art tools either don’t offer enough options or are too complex and intimidating for people who don’t know how to use them.”

Read the full article from Waterloo News to learn more.