What is It? How Can a Machine Exhibit It? "It's about thinking. The main theory is that emotions are nothing special. Each emotional state is a different style of thinking. So it's not a general theory of emotions, because the main idea is that each of the major emotions is quite different. They have different management organizations for how you are thinking you will proceed."
"Because the main point of the book [The Emotion Machine] is that it's trying to make theories of how thinking works. Our traditional idea is that there is something called 'thinking' and that it is contaminated, modulated or affected by emotions. What I am saying is that emotions aren't separate."
– Marvin Minsky. The Emotion Machine, book and draft, 2006.
So we all know Alexa-- but do you know Jibo? Jibo is "the world's first social robot for the home," and he just might give Alexa a run for her money. Normally priced at a steep $899, Amazon has this little robot friend at an unbeatable price of $499 for Prime Day. If you haven't met Jibo, he's just dying to know you. And we mean really know you.
As technology gets smarter, humanity faces major questions about the future. Will computers become superhuman computers become superhuman and so intelligent that they can tackle any task and do it better than a human counterpart? Not in the next few decades, but rapid advancement in Artificial Intelligence (AI) fields means that such a scenario could happen. Humans could in fact create their own obsolescence, and approximately half of all current jobs could be automated. That's without the availability of a super intelligence to oversee disparate AI-driven technologies.
FlyingBinary is proud to be awarded on the tenth and latest iteration of the groundbreaking G‑Cloud framework on the Digital Marketplace. This award is especially significant as we launch our Artificial Emotional Intelligence service in partnership with Emrays BV, a leader in the use of AI for emotional recognition on the web. Important topics such as immigration, the strategic direction of healthcare services, and wider societal issues will be able to be understood with this new Artificial Emotional Intelligence G-Cloud service. FlyingBinary have been awarded on all 10 framework iterations and are proud to continue our association with G-Cloud and Digital Marketplace. Read and download the full press release, see the Artificial Emotional Intelligence service details on the Digital Marketplace, or browse our G-Cloud services catalogue.
You're taught about history, science, and math when you're growing up. Most of us, however, aren't taught how to identify or deal with our own emotions, or the emotions of others. These skills can be valuable, but you'll never get them in a classroom. Emotional intelligence is a shorthand that psychological researchers use to describe how well individuals can manage their own emotions and react to the emotions of others. People who exhibit emotional intelligence have the less obvious skills necessary to get ahead in life, such as managing conflict resolution, reading and responding to the needs of others, and keeping their own emotions from overflowing and disrupting their lives.
Is emotional AI really the next frontier for artificial intelligence? In Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, author Philip K Dick questions the notion that an artificial brain could ever be capable of understanding emotion. Is it possible for a machine to really ever have an emotional connection with a human if it can't empathise or express emotion itself? What may well have been science fiction in 1968 is now a topic up for debate amongst many within the artificial intelligence industry. As AI advancements march forward, many believe that emotional intelligence is what's next for the industry.
Once someone gets promoted, technical skills become less necessary, and interpersonal ones become more critical in their place. You've probably already heard that emotional intelligence is a top factor in companies' hiring decisions, but it plays a major role in how employers choose to promote their team members, too. This isn't exactly news; in a 2011 Career Builder survey of more than 2,600 hiring managers and HR professionals, 71% said they valued emotional intelligence over IQ in general, and 75% said they're typically more likely to promote an employee with high emotional intelligence and a comparatively lower IQ than one where that ratio is flipped. So when you're gunning for your next promotion, your main objective might be to dial up those so-called "soft skills" in order to show your boss you've got the emotional intelligence it takes to excel. Here are a few skills you'll want to make sure your boss can give you high marks for.
Psychologists say horses use a combination of facial expressions and voice tones to work out how people are feeling - and they can even do it with complete strangers. The study could help us develop a better relationship with the species, which humans have depended on for more than 5,500 years. According to the researchers, horses could even catch-up to dogs in terms of human emotional intelligence, if changes to training are made in response to the latest findings. It has been suggested that recognition of social signals such as emotions play an important role in how horses live and interact with humans. Unlike dogs, few studies have investigated horses' awareness of human emotions.
Over the years Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools have been gradually getting smarter and reaching new levels of sophistication and precision which are beginning to address complex business issues. Artificial Intelligence is being deployed in multiple ways depending upon the business needs. AI manifests itself as assisted intelligence replacing the mundane and repetitive tasks being performed and provides directions or guidance. Augmented intelligence underscores the importance of man and machine working together and enabling superior decision making. Emotional intelligence, creativity and innovation that humans possess when combined with the ability of the machines to crunch enormous datasets and provide predictive analytics to define probability of occurrence of certain events lead to higher order outcomes.
Imagine a world in which machines interpret the emotional state of humans and adapt their behavior to give appropriate responses to those emotions. Well, artificial emotional intelligence, which is also known as emotion AI or affective computing, is already being used to develop systems and products that can recognize, interpret, process, and simulate human affects (with an "a," not an "e"). In psychology, an "affect" is a term used to describe the experience of feeling or emotion. If you've seen "Solo: A Star Wars Story", then you've seen the poster child for artificial emotional intelligence: L3-37. Lando Calrissian's droid companion and navigator (voiced by Phoebe Waller-Bridge) instigates a slave revolt to escape from Kessel, but is severely damaged during the diversion.
The need to pull purpose directly into storytelling has never been greater. Consequently, an ability to marry creativity with technology to create experiences that convey a brand's purpose emerges as a competitive advantage. As this new paradigm ensues, leading marketers are experimenting with a multitude of storytelling media including VR AR, to bring brand purpose to life, in authentic and engaging ways. Ask the CMO: Diageo's James Thompson On Democratizing Data Harnessing Emotional Intelligence For my most recent Ask the CMO column, a series dedicated to analyzing the latest trends and disruptions in the marketing landscape, I had the pleasure of speaking with James Thompson, CMO of Diageo North America, about the company's most recent foray into purpose-driven VR storytelling. We discussed a wide array of topics ranging from the revolutionary marketing technology he empowers his team with to democratize the use of data, to the rise of emotional intelligence as a new strategic imperative.