Designing machines that see, understand and interpret their environment

[ad_1] Credit: metamorworks, Shutterstock Just imagine a pedestrian glued to a mobile phone screen while crossing the street and not paying much attention to the red traffic light. A car approaches, its driver is perhaps feeling a bit drowsy because of lack of sleep and isn’t able to stop immediately. How can you avoid an […]

Machines are training human workers to be more compassionate

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain “You are speaking faster than usual,” reads an alert on a computer screen. The call center agent on the phone with a customer can see a speedometer icon. The conversation with the customer continues, as does the computer feedback. “Think about how the customer is feeling. Try to relate,” the […]

Microsoft's Lili Cheng talks about emotionally intelligent machines

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain For machines to be truly intelligent, some artificial intelligence (AI) researchers believe that computers must recognize, understand and respond to human emotions. In short, machines must be equipped with emotional intelligence: the ability to express and identify one’s emotions, and to empathetically interact with others. That unequivocally human quality “is […]

Seeing how computers 'think' helps humans stump machines and reveals AI weaknesses

[ad_1] Credit: University of Maryland The holy grail of artificial intelligence is a machine that truly understands human language and interprets meaning from complex, nuanced passages. When IBM’s Watson computer beat famed “Jeopardy!”  champion Ken Jennings in 2011, it seemed as if that milestone had been met. However, anyone who has tried to have a […]