Comparing Emotion Recognition Tech: Microsoft, Neurodata Lab, Amazon, Affectiva


Automated emotion recognition has been with us for some time already. Ever since it entered the market, it has never stopped getting more accurate. Even tech giants joined the race and released their software for emotion recognition, after smaller startups had successfully done the same. We set out to compare the most known algorithms. Emotions are subjective and variable, so when it comes to accuracy in emotion recognition, the matters are not that self-evident.

The heart rate meme will help you express a staggering range of emotions


It is probably safe to assume there is now a meme for every single human emotion. Here's one with a particularly broad scope: It's meant to be used for any scenario that makes your heart rate go up. Of course, this could be loads of things. Perhaps you're feeling anxious, or scared, or excited. Perhaps you are simply experiencing the natural physical effects of exercise.

Emotion AI, explained MIT Sloan


What did you think of the last commercial you watched? Would you buy the product? You might not remember or know for certain how you felt, but increasingly, machines do. New artificial intelligence technologies are learning and recognizing human emotions, and using that knowledge to improve everything from marketing campaigns to health care. These technologies are referred to as "emotion AI." Emotion AI is a subset of artificial intelligence (the broad term for machines replicating the way humans think) that measures, understands, simulates, and reacts to human emotions.

When your tech knows you better than you know yourself


For more on new technology that can read human emotions, check out the third episode of Should This Exist? the podcast that debates how emerging technologies will impact humanity. If we were sitting across a table from each other at a cafe and I asked about your day, you might answer with a polite response, like, "Fine." But if you were lying, I'd know from your expression, tone, twitches, and tics. We read subtext--unspoken clues--to get at the truth, to cut through what people say to understand what they mean. And now, with so many of our exchanges taking place in text online, much of our messaging, traditionally delivered via subtext, tells us less than ever before.

What is emotion AI and could it teach robots how to feel empathy?


Emotional intelligence is a crucial aspect of interpersonal interaction and the ability to detect the many subtle variations of human emotion is something of which the vast majority of AI currently isn't capable. But this could change with the advent of emotion AI – a new development in artificial intelligence that companies hope will allow personal assistants and robots to have more human-like interactions. Business insight firm Gartner predicts that by 2022, 10% of personal devices will have emotion AI capabilities, either on-device or via cloud services, up from less than 1% in 2018. The company's analyst Annette Zimmermann, speaking at the Gartner Analytics and Data Summit in London today (6 March), said: "Emotion AI will be an integral part of machine learning in the next few years – the reason being that we want to interact with machines that we like. "In the future, we will be interacting with smart machines much more than we do today so we need to train these machines with ...

Are robots better than HR at 'reading' emotions?


But the biggest difference in the age of AI is how analytics tools will see beyond what is visible to the naked eye. Take the EQ-Radio, for instance. In 2016, MIT researchers broke new ground in the field of emotionally intelligent machines. They unveiled a device that purportedly measures a person's heartrate and breathing to determine their emotional state – all without physical contact. The EQ-Radio bounces signals off a person's body and decodes their vital signs through algorithms.

Your new favorite fried chicken sandwich is at Kismet

Los Angeles Times

We are reaching peak fried chicken sandwich in Los Angeles. So prolific is fried chicken between slices of bread that it may one day surpass pastrami as the quintessential L.A. sandwich. But when done well -- chicken crisp, bread excellent, pickles in abundance -- there's always room for a newcomer. "It's a sandwich that rules them all," Hymanson said. There's a lot of chicken sandwiches in the neighborhood, and we thought it would be nice to be part of the club."

Facial Emotion Detection Using AI: Use Cases - DZone AI


Sentiment Analysis is already widely used by different companies to gauge consumer mood towards their product or brand in the digital world. However, in the offline world, users are also interacting with the brands and products in retail stores, showrooms, etc., and solutions to measure users' reactions automatically under such settings has remained a challenging task. Emotion detection from facial expressions using AI can be a viable alternative to automatically measure consumers' engagement with their content and brands. In this post, we will discuss how such a technology can be used to solve a variety of real-world use-cases effectively. Car manufacturers around the world are increasingly focusing on making cars more personal and safe for us to drive.

You've Heard Computers Have Low EQ, Not Anymore Getting Smart


You've heard that computers don't understand human emotions well, so people should focus less on basic skills and more on social and emotional learning. Artificial intelligence (AI) is actually already brilliant at understanding and engaging (even manipulating) people's emotions and social interactions in powerful ways. Facebook is a giant social and emotional learning engine. Facebook has many of your emotional memories (your photos and videos), it knows who you care about socially (your friends that you interact with), and it knows what you prefer (by what you "like"). It brings these three things together at an incredible scale to decide what goes into your feeds to engage you both socially and emotionally.

Is Emotional Intelligence the Key to the Future?


Experts believe that Artificial intelligence will in the near-future take the place of humans in the workplace. Because machines are more efficient, less distracted, obey instructions, and always stay focused on the task until completed! In facts, Robotics Tomorrow predicts that there is an excellent chance that Artificial Intelligence will outperform humans in most mental tasks. However, they are looking for something more from people they are recruiting. Employers pay attention to researchers in order to get the most efficient skills necessary.