According to Rosalind Picard, if we want computers to be genuinely intelligent and tointeract naturally with us, we must give computers the ability to recognize, understand, even tohave and express emotions.
"Calvo and Peters explain that technologists' growing interest in social good is part of a larger public concern about how our digital experience affects our emotions and our quality of life--which itself reflects an emerging focus on humanistic values in many different disciplines. Synthesizing theory, knowledge, and empirical methodologies from a variety of fields, they offer a rigorous and coherent foundational framework for positive computing. Sidebars by experts from psychology, neuroscience, human-computer interaction, and other disciplines supply essential context. Calvo and Peters examine specific well-being factors, including positive emotions, self-awareness, mindfulness, empathy, and compassion, and explore how technology can support these factors. Finally, they offer suggestions for future research and funding." --Publisher's description.
The two-volume set LNCS 6974 and LNCS 6975 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction, ACII 2011, held in Memphis,TN, USA, in October 2011. The 135 papers in this two volume set presented together with 3 invited talks were carefully reviewed and selected from 196 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on recognition and synthesis of human affect, affect-sensitive applications, methodological issues in affective computing, affective and social robotics, affective and behavioral interfaces, relevant insights from psychology, affective databases, Evaluation and annotation tools.
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the First International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction, ACII 2005, held in Beijing, China in October 2005 as an associated event of ICCV 2005, the International Conference on Computer Vision. The 45 revised full papers and 81 revised poster papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 198 submissions. They cover a wide range of topics, such as facial expression recognition, face animation, emotional speech synthesis, intelligent agent, and virtual reality. The papers are organized in topical sections on affective face and gesture processing, affective speech processing, evaluation of affective expressivity, affective database, annotation and tools, psychology and cognition of affect, and affective interaction and systems and applications.
Science today is more a process of collaboration than moments of individual "eurekas." This book recreates that kind of synergy by offering a series of interconnected dialogues with leading scientists who are asked to reflect on key questions and concepts about the physical world, technology, and the mind. These thinkers offer both specific observations and broader comments about the intellectual traditions that inform these questions; doing so, they reveal a rich seam of interacting ideas. The persistent paradox of our era is that in a world of unprecedented access to information, many of the most important questions remain unsolved. These conversations (conducted by a veteran science write...