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Algorithm Aims to Predict Bickering Among Couples

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Smartphone apps could eventually predict arguments among couples and help nip them in the bud before they blow up. For the first time outside the lab, artificial intelligence has helped researchers begin looking for patterns in couples' language and physiological signs that could help predict conflicts in relationships. Most of conflict-monitoring experiments with real-life couples have previously taken place in the controlled settings of psychology labs. Researchers with the Couple Mobile Sensing Project at the University of Southern California, in Los Angeles, took a different approach by studying couples in their normal living conditions using wearable devices and smartphones to collect data. Their early field trial with 34 couples has shown that the combination of wearable devices and artificial intelligence based on machine learning AI could lead to the future of smartphone apps acting as relationship counselors.


Algorithm Aims to Predict Bickering Among Couples

IEEE Spectrum Robotics

Smartphone apps could eventually predict arguments among couples and help nip them in the bud before they blow up. For the first time outside the lab, artificial intelligence has helped researchers begin looking for patterns in couples' language and physiological signs that could help predict conflicts in a relationships. Most of conflict-monitoring experiments with real-life couples have previously taken place in the controlled settings of psychology labs. Researchers with the Couple Mobile Sensing Project at the University of Southern California, in Los Angeles, took a different approach by studying couples in their normal living conditions using wearable devices and smartphones to collect data. Their early field trial with 34 couples has shown that the combination of wearable devices and artificial intelligence based on machine learning AI could lead to the future of smartphone apps acting as relationship counselors.


Dynamical Systems Modeling of Acoustic and Physiological Arousal in Young Couples

AAAI Conferences

Well-being and mental health are directly associated with relationship status particularly in the context of relatedness and support. A key factor in relationship functioning is emotional arousal. We examine the interplay between emotional arousal manifested through acoustic and physiological cues and its association to relationship satisfaction. We propose a dynamical systems model to infer the within- and across-modality as well as the between-partner relations. Our results suggest that increased emotional regulation is negatively associated with relationship satisfaction and indicate that the proposed system consists a viable framework for analyzing such multimodal interrelations within romantic partners.


Algorithm could predict fights between couples before they happen

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Domestic arguments, the scourge of couples who want to enjoy spending time together but manage to rub each other up the wrong way, could soon be a thing of the past after researchers created an computer program that could help prevent fights. Researchers at the University of Southern California have created an algorithm that can detect if couple has had an argument. It works by monitoring physical cues such as from a range of devices including wearables and mobile phones to detect emotional state. It assesses information such as heart rate, temperature, sweat, language and vocal intensity to establish whether the individuals are aggravated and if they have been fighting. The tool was able to identify when conflicts had happened 86 per cent of the time.


How your voice hides clues about your love life

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Let's say your relationship is on the rocks. You've been trying to work things out together in couples' counselling, but ultimately, you want to know if it is worth the effort. Will things get better, or are they doomed to fall apart? It might be worth just pausing for a second to listen to your partner. When you speak to each other, your voices hold all sorts of information that could reveal the answer.