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Mirror Ritual: Human-Machine Co-Construction of Emotion

arXiv.org Artificial Intelligence

ABSTRACT Mirror Ritual is an interactive installation that challenges the existing paradigms in our understanding of human emotion and machine perception. In contrast to prescriptive interfaces, the work's real-time affective interface engages the audience in the iterative conceptualisation of their emotional state through the use of affectively-charged machine generated poetry. The audience are encouraged to make sense of the mirror's poetry by framing it with respect to their recent life experiences, effectively'putting into words' their felt emotion. This process of affect labelling and contextualisation works to not only regulate emotion, but helps to construct the rich personal narratives that constitute human identity. Permission to make digital or hard copies of all or part of this work for personal or classroom use is granted without fee provided that copies are not made or distributed for profit or commercial advantage and that copies bear this notice and the full citation on the first page.


Towards Dynamically Crafted Affective Experiences Through Emotional Response Player Modelling

AAAI Conferences

Designing adaptive games for individual emotional experiences is an elaborate task due to the necessary dedicated hardware, complex signal processing and unique emotional bonds each player may forge with the game. The research work I propose focuses on developing a novel affective interaction scheme where players’ emotional reactions are learned by a computational model that leverages this information to influence their future emotional states. To this end I aim at interpreting the causality relations between physiologically measured emotional response variations and their eliciting events. I then plan using these reactions to build each player’s individual emotional reaction model, which will guide the game engine’s logic on how to plan future game events, in order to elicit a target affective experience. Ultimately, I expect this technique to allow game designers to focus on defining high-level rules for generating their envisioned affective gameplay experience, rather than in manually tuning it in a repetitive and time-consuming fashion.


Empathy: The Killer App for Artificial Intelligence

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When psychologist Dr. Paul Ekman visited the Fore tribe in the highlands of Papua New Guinea in 1967, he probably didn't imagine that his work would become the foundation for some of the latest developments in artificial intelligence (AI). After studying the tribe, which was still living in the preliterate state it had been in since the Stone Age, Ekman believed he had found the blueprint for a set of universal human emotions and related expressions that crossed cultures and were present in all humans. A decade later he created the Facial Action Coding System, a comprehensive tool for objectively measuring facial movement. Ekman's work has been used by the FBI and police departments to identify the seeds of violent behavior in nonverbal expressions of sentiment. He has also developed the online Atlas of Emotions at the behest of the Dalai Lama.


Empathy: The Killer App for Artificial Intelligence

#artificialintelligence

After studying the tribe, which was still living in the preliterate state it had been in since the Stone Age, Ekman believed he had found the blueprint for a set of universal human emotions and related expressions that crossed cultures and were present in all humans. A decade later he created the Facial Action Coding System, a comprehensive tool for objectively measuring facial movement. Ekman's work has been used by the FBI and police departments to identify the seeds of violent behavior in nonverbal expressions of sentiment. He has also developed the online Atlas of Emotions at the behest of the Dalai Lama. And today his research is being used to teach computer systems how to feel.


Empathy: The Killer App for Artificial Intelligence

#artificialintelligence

Artificial intelligence that reads and responds to our emotions is the killer app of the digital economy. It will make customers and employees happier--as long as it learns to respect our boundaries. When psychologist Dr. Paul Ekman visited the Fore tribe in the highlands of Papua New Guinea in 1967, he probably didn't imagine that his work would become the foundation for some of the latest developments in artificial intelligence (AI). After studying the tribe, which was still living in the preliterate state it had been in since the Stone Age, Ekman believed he had found the blueprint for a set of universal human emotions and related expressions that crossed cultures and were present in all humans. A decade later he created the Facial Action Coding System, a comprehensive tool for objectively measuring facial movement.