Litha is a deep-technology company specialising in building meaningful human experiences through psycholinguistic artificial intelligence (AI).
The software we develop emerges from a deep understanding of contemporary psychology research and how it can be applied technologically.
Our early research in psychology and linguistics goes as far back as 2012 and involved challenging and deconstructing accepted norms in such areas as psychometrics and psychotherapy.
Ian McLaren Wallace’s papers, “What Happens Inside, Happens Outside: A Human Sense Making Framework” and “Human Nature for Human Beings: A Human Sense Making Process” led to a residency at Dundee University where we developed the award-winning cognitive framework architecture, ‘the Human Space’.
This is a unique framework based on Nobel prize-winning cognitive theory and first applied to ‘Human Orienters’ – using a novel application of contemporary psycholinguistics theory to move beyond the inherent biases of conventional psychometrics.
Working with a blend of award-winning psychology concepts and novel artificial intelligence methods, Human Orienters provided some of the core technology for our research in AI Psychotherapy.
In 2018, deeper research began on the development of an AI Psychotherapist, using person-centred communication and clean language underpinned by extensive and proven approaches to psychotherapy.
Our vision is to provide the global platform for technology that is the cornerstone of deeper human-computer and human-human connections.
Our mission is to continually push the boundaries of psycholinguistic Artificial Intelligence to disrupt technologies, industries, and organisations.
As we began to test the two prototypes as well as exploring the product-market fit, we finally incorporated the business in 2019 and were immediately invited to join the PwC Scale programme.
From presenting our artificial intelligence to a wide range of people, it became obvious early on that we all want to be comfortable with talking to a therapist. This meant that chatbot technology had to be removed from the equation.
We needed to create a Listening Space – something that would ask questions, put things into context, and allow people to stray from the point.
Within two years, Litha’s Conversationer technology has gone from concept to prototype.
In 2020, Litha’s work in democratising access to psychotherapy led to Barclays Bank awarding us “Regional Social Enterprise of the Year”.
In early 2021, the first Conversationer moved out of the lab and a whole new way for technology to talk with humans was born.
With so much of the underlying technology now designed and proven, we are beginning to build social impact solutions with a focus on individual and collective psychology, mental health, loneliness, and degenerative brain conditions.
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