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Affectiva and Uber talk about emotional intelligence and machine learning

Your phone doesn’t know how you’re feeling — but you may want it to if that capability came with a few fringe benefits. Affectiva makes emotion-detection software, and CEO Rana el Kaliouby was full...

AI Helping Machines to Get Better at Understanding Emotions

Two thousand seventeen certainly was an emotional year for mankind. While homo sapiens continue to yell at Alexa and Siri, the actuality of people’s willingness to pursue virtual relationships over human ones is startling. In...

Robots Need to Get Emotional to be More Trusted, say Expert Panelists

by Melissa Pandika, Science Writer A panel of leaders in human-robot interaction challenged attendees at a recent TechCrunch session on Robotics + AI held at the University of California, Berkeley, to broaden their expectations of...

Businesses Harness Emotional Analytics For Gains

Companies are using behavioral analytics and sentiment analysis to better understand their customers, but there are still important pieces of insight missing. Few businesses have the ability to engage individuals in a way that...

We Need to be Examining the Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence

Growing up, one of my favorite movies was Steven Spielberg’s Minority Report. I was fascinated by the idea that a crime could be prevented before it occurred. More interesting to me at the time was the futuristic...

Here Are 50 Women-Led Startups That Are Crushing Tech

Every year we talk about how this will be the Year of the Woman because of the incredible advances women are making. There's no doubt that 2019 will go down in history as the first time...

Human-Centered Design Led by AI Fuels Marketing at Ocean Spray

Ocean Spray Cranberry company has always used a human touch when interpreting data about its customers. The company developed its wildly popular Craisins product after discovering that only 38 percent of U.S. consumers were eating or...

Dubai Transforming Transportation Command Center with AI

The Dubai Taxi Corporation has launched a new control centre and reviewed its smart transformation plan, especially by infusing it with AI. In a recent visit to the DTC headquarters, Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and...

Facebook acquires emotion detection startup FacioMetrics

Facebook could one day build facial gesture controls for its app thanks to the acquisition of a Carnegie Mellon University spinoff company called FacioMetrics. The startup made an app called Intraface that could detect seven...

Personality-driven Robots Spreading at Disney Theme Parks

The process of making a Disney park feel alive is most easily encapsulated in animatronic figures. These hydraulic, pneumatic and now electric figures have been a fixture at Disneyland since the 60s. Since then,...

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