Toward Machines with Emotional Intelligence

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Toward Machines with Emotional Intelligence
For half a century, artificial intelligence researchers have focused on giving machines linguistic and mathematical-logical reasoning abilities, modeled after the classic linguistic and mathematical-logical intelligences. This chapter describes new research that is giving machines (including software agents, robotic pets, desktop computers, and more) skills of emotional intelligence. Machines have long been able to appear as if they have emotional feelings, but now machines are also being programmed to learn when and how to display emotion in ways that enable the machine to appear empathetic or otherwise emotionally intelligent. Machines are now being given the ability to sense and recognize expressions of human emotion such as interest, distress, and pleasure, with the recognition that such communication is vital for helping machines choose more helpful and less aggravating behavior. This chapter presents several examples illustrating new and forthcoming forms of machine emotional in...
Rosalind W. Picard
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Updated 31 Oct 2010
Type Conference
Year 2004
Authors Rosalind W. Picard
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