The WonderLab algorithm tracks the brain’s reaction to certain drug abuse simulation scenes in the VR experience. Photo: SCMP/Tom Wang

How AI-backed virtual reality experience is helping drug addicts stay clean

  • China has about 2.4 million drug users, less than 0.2 per cent of its total population, with over half having a history of using methamphetamine
  • The company claims an accuracy rate of over 90 per cent in detecting drug addiction
Topic |   Artificial intelligence

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The WonderLab algorithm tracks the brain’s reaction to certain drug abuse simulation scenes in the VR experience. Photo: SCMP/Tom Wang
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Sarah Dai

Sarah Dai

Sarah Dai, based in Beijing, covers technology and capital flows in the world of start-ups in Greater China. Previously, she worked as financial correspondent for Caixin Media in Hong Kong for over two years and wrote for China Daily in Beijing and London.