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Affective Computing

4.08  ·  Rating Details ·  39 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
The latest scientific findings indicate that emotions play an essential role in decision making, perception, learning, and more -- that is, they influence the very mechanisms of rational thinking. Not only too much, but too little emotion can impair decision making. According to Rosalind Picard, if we want computers to be genuinely intelligent and to interact naturally wit ...more
Paperback, 306 pages
Published July 24th 2000 by Mit Press (first published September 19th 1997)
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TinTin Kalaw
Mar 22, 2016 TinTin Kalaw rated it it was amazing
I am simply at awe at the way this book was written. It didn't feel like a textbook at all! Yes, some parts are a bit technical but the way it introduces hypotheses and theories are amazing.

Note that this was written waaaaaaaayy back in the mid-to-late-90's. In this book, the Dr Picard presents her thoughts on the possibilities of a computer perceiving and expressing emotions. Thus, she has pioneered the field of Affective Computing itself. Flash forward to the present, Dr Picard and various o
Natasha Jaques
Feb 11, 2014 Natasha Jaques rated it really liked it
Dan Tasse
Sep 12, 2010 Dan Tasse rated it really liked it
Shelves: research
Cool cool ideas! Particularly the bits about sensing emotions and wearable computers. (not so much the bits about generating emotions; seems too difficult, like the rest of AI.) Biggest downside: it's from 1997.
Jan 31, 2011 Robert rated it really liked it
Probably a bit dated technically, but such an interesting field. Like AI but speaking more directly to human experience. I think this is a field to watch. Maybe a discourse to jump into!
Reinaldo Castro
Mar 28, 2014 Reinaldo Castro rated it really liked it
A very good introduction about AC, but it is time for a 2nd edition.
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