“Your intellect may be confused, but your emotions will never lie to you.”–Roger Ebert
In episode #11, futurist Ian Pearson spoke to his assertion that artificial intelligence will create jobs. One of the main reasons for this, he believes, will be the need to provide an emotional human interface between A.I. and its intended beneficiaries, be they patients, consumers, or business clients. But the field of affective computing is rapidly developing artificial intelligence that can read and respond to human emotion. They are systems with emotional intelligence. In episode #12, I talk with author Richard Yonck. His new book, Heart of the Machine, provides a comprehensive overview of the current state of development in emotional A.I., while providing cogent scenarios projecting where it might lead us in the future.
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Podcast #12: Artificial Emotional Intelligence
You Tube Slide Show of Episode #12
Richard Yonck’s background on Intelligent-Future.com
Heart of The Machine on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
Ray Kurzweil’s review of Heart of The Machine in the New York Times.
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