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Toward Affective Interfaces (06 Nov 1998)
Research in "affective computing" aims to give computers the skills of emotional intelligence, such as the ability to recognize, express, and in some cases "have" emotions. In this presentation I will describe our recent efforts to give computers the ability to recognize and respond intelligently to people's emotional expressions. I will show examples of wearable computers with customized pattern recognition software, including eyeglasses that communicate expressions such as confusion or interest, and a wearable "StartleCam," a first step toward a system that reduces information overload by recognizing and responding to the wearer's physiological signals. I will also describe new software that responds to frustrated users with a careful mix of empathy, sympathy, and other skills of emotional intelligence.
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  90.00    (Rosalind Picard - MIT Media Lab)  

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