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03.02.2017: Feb 3, 15:15-16:30, UH Main Building. Rosalind Picard, MIT: Adventures in building Emotional Intelligence Technologies

03.02.2017 15:15–16:30

Guest lecture

Small Hall, Main Building, University of Helsinki, Fabianinkatu 33, Helsinki

We have great pleasure to invite you to a talk by MIT Professor Rosalind Picard.
As part of the Helsinki Distinguished Lecture Series on Future Information Technology, Professor Picard will talk about building emotional intelligence technologies. (https://www.hiit.fi/HelsinkiITLectures)

February 3, 2017, 15:15 to 16:30, in Small Hall, Main Building, University of Helsinki, Fabianinkatu 33, Helsinki

Adventures in building Emotional Intelligence Technologies
Years ago, I set out to create technology with emotional intelligence, demonstrating the ability to sense, recognize, and respond intelligently to human emotion. At MIT, we designed studies and developed signal processing and machine learning techniques to see what affective insights could be reliably obtained. In this talk I will highlight the most surprising findings during this adventure. These include new insights about the "true smile of happiness," discovering new ways cameras (and your smartphone, even in your handbag) can compute your bio-signals, finding electrical signals on the wrist that reveal insight into deep brain activity, and learning surprising implications of wearable sensing for autism, anxiety, sleep, memory, epilepsy, and more. What is the grand challenge we aim to solve next?

About the Speaker

Rosalind Picard, ScD, FIEEE is founder and director of the Affective Computing Research Group at the MIT Media Laboratory, co-founder of Affectiva, providing emotional intelligence technology used by 1/3 of the Global Fortune 100, and co-founder and Chief Scientist of Empatica, improving lives with clinical-quality wearable sensors and analytics. Picard is the author of over 250 articles in computer vision, pattern recognition, machine learning, signal processing, affective computing, and human-computer interaction. She is known internationally for her book, Affective Computing, which helped launch the field by that name. Picard holds bachelors in Electrical Engineering (EE) from Georgia Tech and Masters and Doctorate degrees in EE and CS from MIT. Picard’s inventions have been twice named to "top ten" lists, including the New York Times Magazine's Best Ideas of 2006 for the Social Cue Reader, and 2011's Popular Science Top Ten Inventions for a Mirror that Monitors Vital Signs.

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