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

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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 ...