Imagine these situations: robot helps you to choose the required product according to your mood, your smartphone is saving you from negative experience by analyzing your daily behavior, or tiny 13’ brand new laptop sorts your gallery according to your emotional status. Does it sound weird? Probably, but not for the modern scientists, who are working hard on implementing emotion algorithms in AI and ML.
Emotions in use
Basically, when it comes to AI and ML technologies, they give a wide spectrum of possibilities, that’s why today developers are challenging themselves to create not only smart, but also emotions friendly AI. The algorithms should make the machines smart enough to interact with human on more advanced level.
Emotional AI basics
The idea is to develop and implement smart features, which will be able to understand, to interact, and to work with human emotions. Among the main features, one can expect to see these:
- Monitor and detect human feelings
- Make adequate response
- Identify movements and gestures in terms of feelings
- Collect and analyze data
- Understand intonations
- Predict intentions
These features will not only make the machines smarter, but they also will push technology to the brand new level.
Emotional AI today
Certain steps to apply this technology have already been made, as in fact the idea is pretty easy. Numerous tiny scanners read the face expression, analyze voice and thanks to smart algorithms, they integrate the information and make certain response. One can already determine the first signs of emotional approach in field of virtual personal assistant market. Another impressive step is emotion recognition called Affective Computing, which is a face recognition technique already announced by several IT market giants.
Pluses in AI
If you still do not see much necessity in these technologies, here are few examples where it can be used:
- Customer service
- Medicine research
- Security services
Of course, the implementation of such technologies will be perfect for everyday user as well.
So what’s next? When will we be able to control our emotions with applications or negotiate with robots on the market? We can’t know for sure, but the truth is as usual out there in the nearest future.
Editor of IMD News