Artificial emotional intelligence may be closer than we think
Emotions may be fundamental to our interactions with machines, says Microsoft researcher, Dr Mary Czerwinski.
Emotions are fundamental to human interaction, but in a world where humans are increasingly interacting with AI systems, emotions may be fundamental to our interactions with machines as well.
So says Dr Mary Czerwinski, principal researcher and research manager of the Visualization and Interaction for Business and Entertainment group at Microsoft Research.
Through her team's work in affective computing, the quest to bring Artificial Emotional Intelligence, or AEI, to our computers may be closer than we think.
Click here to listen or read the transcript to her interview on Microsoft Research Podcast as she explains how machines, sensing and responding to users' emotional states, could help them become happier and more productive at work.