Open Dialogue

A.I. Can’t Detect Our Emotions

A conversation with the professor who just turned down a $60,000 grant from Google

The graphic text “Open Dialogue” is framed around different sketches of human faces and emotions.
The graphic text “Open Dialogue” is framed around different sketches of human faces and emotions.
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Emotion A.I., affective computing, and artificial emotional intelligence are all fields creating technology to understand, respond to, measure, and simulate human emotions. Hope runs so high for these endeavors that the…