An TherapAIst is a sophont that treats malfunctioning AIs. Originally, TherapAIsts were also AIs, but modosophonts with DNIs can perform the task capably as well. Due to the amount of damage required to overwhelm the self-repair and maintenance algorithms inherent in most AIs, this requires skill and care on the part of the TherapAIst, and sometimes poses a hazard to the TherapAIst from misguided attack by the malfunctioning AI
Text by Teris
Initially published on 14 November 2023.
originally 'Aishrink' stub article, changed November 2023