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Emotion AI researchers say overblown claims give their work a bad name

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Perhaps you've heard of AI conducting interviews. Or maybe you've been interviewed by one yourself. Companies like HireVue claim their software can analyze video interviews to figure out a candidate's "employability score." The algorithms don't just evaluate face and body posture for appearance; they also tell employers whether the interviewee is tenacious, or good at working on a team. These assessments could have a big effect on a candidate's future.


What If Cars Could Read and React to Your Emotions? Soon, They Will

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Imagine you're on your daily commute to work, driving along a crowded highway while trying to resist looking at your phone. You're already a little stressed out because you didn't sleep well, woke up late, and have an important meeting in a couple hours, but you just don't feel like your best self. Suddenly another car cuts you off, coming way too close to your front bumper as it changes lanes. Your already-simmering emotions leap into overdrive, and you lay on the horn and shout curses no one can hear. Except someone--or, rather, something--can hear: your car.


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For many entrepreneurs, starting their startup is the most significant thing they do. For Rana el Kaliouby, it's one achievement in a series of unpredictable things that this self-described "nice Egyptian girl" has accomplished in her life. In her remarkable book Girl Decoded, el Kaliouby shares her inspiring academic and professional journey. Alongside this, it is an intimate meditation about what it took from her personally to accomplish all that she has. Born in Egypt to conservative Egyptian parents, the family spent several years in Kuwait and eventually fled back to Cairo when Iraq invaded Kuwait.


A Journey To Emotional (and Artificial) Intelligence

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For many entrepreneurs, starting their startup is the most significant thing they do. For Rana el Kaliouby, it's one achievement in a series of unpredictable things that this self-described "nice Egyptian girl" has accomplished in her life. In her remarkable book Girl Decoded, el Kaliouby shares her inspiring academic and professional journey. Alongside this, it is an intimate meditation about what it took from her personally to accomplish all that she has. Born in Egypt to conservative Egyptian parents, the family spent several years in Kuwait and eventually fled back to Cairo when Iraq invaded Kuwait.


Can Machines Have Emotions? Smile If You Think So

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A smartphone that can warn you not to send a text while you're upset? Early in my career--back in the stone age before computers and smartphones--I worked in environments where memos were a primary means of communication. Sure, my colleagues and I could talk face-to-face, but the culture of the time was to memorialize much of our interaction in writing. Believe it or not, there were some advantages in what now seems such an archaic practice. Unlike texts and emails--where one tap of the "send" button can fill you with instant regret--the old-fashioned memo provided a cushion of safety, a chance to reconsider.


Could AI Finally Learn To Be Emotionally Intelligent? -- AI Daily - Artificial Intelligence News

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When we think of robots, we often think of mechanical objects that repeatedly carry out simple tasks or serve to the more basic roles in society and while the media may have portrayed robots that could mimic human behavior from movies such as Big hero 6 or Wall E, the idea of a robot not only interacting but understanding the nuances of human behavior seemed almost impossible. This is where Rana el Kaliouby comes in, an academic who studied at Cambridge and MIT, and spent her career tackling an increasingly important limitation of technology - that computers do not understand humans, became the co founder of a Boston based start up called Affectiva, and has been working in the dynamic field of Human Robot Interaction (HRI) for more than 20 years. In a recent interview, Ms Kaliouby stated "Technology today has a lot of cognitive intelligence, or IQ, but no emotional intelligence, or EQ",and goes on to say, "We are facing an empathy crisis. We need to redesign technology in a more human-centric way." While this isn't a main concern of AI that performs data driven, logical tasks such as data processing, but it does become a bigger concern when the AI is in contact with clients, whether it be an AI receptionist or a robot driver. Increasingly, artificial intelligence is being used to directly have contact with humans.


28 promising companies leading and disrupting industries with AI futureTEKnow

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Artificial Intelligence is moving at the speed of light, with multiple companies creating software, products and services in not just a vertical way – more of a horizontal disruption. Form Healthcare to Security, from Real Estate to Telecom, here is a look into 28 companies powering the disruption with AI – 1st Edition. Sherpa.ai was founded in 2012 after deep research into Artificial Intelligence, with the conviction of creating a personal assistant that would be not just useful, but indispensable for users. In order to do this, Sherpa brought together a team of experts in Artificial Intelligence who, coupled with a fantastic design, have been able to create the next generation of Digital Assistants which will help users make their life not just more exciting, but also more enjoyable. WellSaid Labs has developed state of the art text-to-speech technology that creates life-like synthetic voice, from the voices of real people.


Why faces don't always tell the truth about feelings

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Human faces pop up on a screen, hundreds of them, one after another. Some have their eyes stretched wide, others show lips clenched. Some have eyes squeezed shut, cheeks lifted and mouths agape. For each one, you must answer this simple question: is this the face of someone having an orgasm or experiencing sudden pain? Psychologist Rachael Jack and her colleagues recruited 80 people to take this test as part of a study1 in 2018.


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Affectiva is an MIT Media Lab spin-off focused understanding human emotion. Our vision is that technology needs the ability to sense, adapt and respond to not just commands but also non-verbal signals. We are building artificial emotional intelligence (Emotion AI). As you can imagine, such an ambitious vision takes a great team with a strong desire to explore and innovate. We are growing our team to improve and expand our core technologies and help solve many unique and interesting problems focused around sensing, understanding and adapting to human emotion.


Your Next Car Will Be Watching You More Than It's Watching the Road

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When you think of artificial intelligence and cars, the first thing that likely comes to mind is ambitious self-driving vehicle projects of tech giants like Google, Uber, and probably Apple. Most of these companies are leveraging AI to create cars that can understand their environments and navigate roads under different conditions, and hopefully, make driving safer--eventually. What's received less attention is the use of AI inside cars. Thanks to advances in deep learning, it has become possible to develop technologies that can determine what is happening inside vehicles and make the ride safer and more pleasant--all while creating new privacy and security risks. For better or worse, many applications of in-car AI are right around the corner.