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Generative AI has reached broad attention in the media over the last months. Different new use cases have been identified to support people in their daily work and make their work more efficient. But what about the well-being of the individuals? Different studies have shown that there is a rise of stress, also in Switzerland. The new technologies bring potential for applications to help people to fight stress and increase their well-being. For example, chatbots or coaching technologies can support mental health or therapy in the setting of blended therapy. On the other side, there is a huge potential of multimedia interventions for elderly people, patients or stressed workers. In this interdisciplinary workshop, we explore what different directions are possible and how these latest technologies can be applied for the well-being of humans. The workshop consists of a series of talks, and a hands-on part.


  • Understand the potential of generative AI for well-being
  • Do hands-on exercises on your laptop based on our Jupyter notebooks
  • Discuss in an interdisciplinary round about a topic with impact


13:30-13:40 Introduction by the Organizers, Generative AI Lab, BFH
13:40-14:20 Talk 1: Leveraging Language Models for Advanced Conversational Interactions in Health Domains
  • Generalisable Requirements and Reusable Solutions, Elke Brucker-Kley, Alexandre de Spindler, ZHAW
14:20-15:00 Talk 2: Generative AI in Mental Health Care
  • Anders R. Bargum and Katalin Vikuk, Heka VR
15:00–15:30 Break
15:30–17:00 Session 2

Tutorial: Enhancing Well-being through Multimedia Generative AI – Exploring Practical Applications. Introduction:

  • Explanation of generative AI and its significance in multimedia
  • Overview of how generative AI can be leveraged for well-being
  • Brief outline of the two use cases to be discussed
    • Use Case 1: Image Generation
    • Use Case 2: Sound Generation (Python Notebooks are provided to follow the tutorial on the participants laptops)