Use of Chatbots in the Covid-19: A Systematic Literature Review

Filipe Madeira, CIAC –Polo Literacia Digital e Inclusão Social Instituto Politécnico de Santarém
João Madeira


Artificial-Intelligence (AI) is becoming more widespread in several areas, from economics and government to consumer-services and even healthcare. In fact, in the latter, there was a big use increase in the past three years, also due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Several solutions have been implemented to tackle the several challenges imposed by this new disease, being one of such solutions chatbots. In this article, we present the results of a Systematic Literature Review (SLR) that identifies the Chatbots applications in COVID-19 disease. In this SLR, we identified 9987 papers from which we selected 30 studies, on which we performed a full-text analysis. From our research, we could conclude that several solutions were implemented, with good acceptance by citizens, despite several limitations, such as limited time to develop the solutions (which narrowed some features, such as AI voice conversation), lack of global implementation and infrastructure limitations.