Emotion aware technology – improve well-being and beyond | Daniel McDuff | TEDxBerlin

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Daniel McDuff on “Emotion Aware Technology – Improve Well-Being and Beyond” at TEDxBerlin (http://www.tedxberlin.de)

Daniel McDuff is building and utilizing scalable computer vision and machine learning tools to enable the automated recognition and analysis of emotions and physiology. He is currently principal research scientist Affectiva and a post-doctoral research affiliate at the MIT Media Lab. At Affectiva Daniel is building state-of-the-art facial expression recognition software and leading analysis of the world’s largest database of human emotions (currently with 8B+ data points). Daniel completed his PhD in the Affective Computing Group at the MIT Media Lab in 2014 and has a B.A. and Masters from Cambridge University. His work has received nominations and awards from Popular Science magazine as one of the top inventions in 2011, South-by-South-West Interactive (SXSWi), The Webby Awards, ESOMAR, the Center for Integrated Medicine and Innovative Technology (CIMIT) and several IEEE conferences.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx


M says:

I hope people develop apps that use this software, combined with flashcards of motivational and kind phrases, and an algorithm that can detect what phrases triggers the most consistent happy expressions.

So every morning kids and adults can look at their computer, tablet or phone and get a dose of positive regard.

A lot of people are starved of positive regard, encouragement and kind words growing up, and even into adulthood. I think this tech would be a great substitute, and perhaps could help heal some of the emotionally damaged people of the world.

I wonder if Kristen Neff would be interested in developing something like that, using her self compassion research.

Allkinds ofgainz says:

That's all I need….a computer telling me I'm depressed.

Elliot says:

I start to imagine Marvin the robot from hitchhikers guide to the galaxy. What do you do when your laptop gets depressed? Run lithium.exe i guess….

David Garcia says:

technology is over for me… fuck thee

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