How One Intelligent Machine Learned to Recognize Human Emotions

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Nobody knew how to identify people’s emotional states by looking at their brain waves. Then a machine learning algorithm stepped in…

When it comes to communication, humans are hugely sensitive to each other’s emotional states. Indeed, most people expect their emotional state to be taken into account by their correspondents. And when this happens, communication tends to be more effective.

So if computers are ever to interact effectively with humans, they will need some way of repeating this trick and assessing the emotional state of their interlocutors. Understanding whether an individual has a positive or negative state of mind could make a huge difference to the quality of response that a computer might give.

Read the source article at MIT Technology Review