Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 24th Jan 2007 18:35 UTC, submitted by Esther Schindler
Geek stuff, sci-fi... New computer software applications--in the labs and in the market--are using emotion as data input and responding to it. This CIO.com feature looks at current applications that focus on human emotion, and looks ahead to work being done on that subject, in computer labs around the world.
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Oh no, AI isn't gone
by estherschindler on Thu 25th Jan 2007 15:52 UTC
estherschindler
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The emotion research and development is in *addition* to AI research. It doesn't replace it.

AI is about teaching computers to "think" or "reason" -- or at least to approximate the process. And it's about what the computer does, not what's done by the humanswho interact with the computer. In contrast, the emotive computing research is about the way computers collect and massage "data" which is based on emotion -- such as the example from the call center that's in the article. And it's not about the computer emulating emotion (i.e. not Star Trek's Data desiring to feel emotion).

--Esther
the article's author
http://blogs.cio.com/blog/37

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