Birth control pills have been available for nearly 60 years and about 100 million women take them. But despite their ubiquity, some researchers still that think certain aspects of the contraceptives deserve more research. Namely: how the pill might affect the brain. "We know a lot about the physical side effects [of birth control pills], but very little about the psychological side effects," said Alexander Lischke, a psychology researcher with the University of Greifswald in Germany. So, Lischke and his lab decided to look into how taking the pill might change someone's ability to process emotion. Their research, published today (Feb. 11) in the journal Frontiers in Neuroscience, found that women on the pill mislabeled the emotion on someone's face 10 percent more often than participants who weren't on the pill. Though few researchers have looked at this particular influence of the pill — and others think this research isn't even worth pursuing — the results have … [Read more...] about Can the Pill Affect How Women Recognize Emotions in Others?
April 23, 2018 - Written By Manny Reyes Huawei executives have confirmed that the Chinese original equipment manufacturer is seeking to develop an artificial intelligence assistant that is capable of recognizing human emotions. The company aims for the futuristic AI solution to meet the emotional needs of users by delivering a companion that understands more than just their commands. The plan has been confirmed by Huawei’s vice president of software engineering Felix Zhang at its annual global analyst summit in Shenzhen, China, according to a report by CNBC. The company is essentially envisioning a future wherein people will look for an emotional interaction with their personal assistants.James Lu, director of AI product management at Huawei’s consumer business group, also said the software program is meant to ease loneliness by prolonging a conversation to make it more human-like. It’s no secret that the Shenzhen, Guangdong-based tech company has been … [Read more...] about Huawei Making AI Assistant That Senses Human Emotions
Updated 7:24 am, Friday, April 13, 2018 Photo: Czarek Sokolowski, AP Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 U.S. Embassy in Warsaw Defense Attache Col. John Downey, left, reads a diploma during an emotional ceremony in which he presented U.S. flags in a sign of recognition to three veterans of World War II and 1944 Warsaw Rising, l-r, Col. Eugeniusz Tyrajski, Col. Halina Jedrzejewska and Col. Zbigniew Galperyn, in Oswiecim, Poland, Friday, April 13, 2018. less U.S. Embassy in Warsaw Defense Attache Col. John Downey, left, reads a diploma during an emotional ceremony in which he presented U.S. flags in a sign of recognition to three veterans of World War II and 1944 ... more Photo: Czarek Sokolowski, AP US recognizes contributions of 3 Polish WWII veterans 1 / 1 Back to Gallery WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The … [Read more...] about US recognizes contributions of 3 Polish WWII veterans
“Would you rather be smart, or kind?” For most of us, this would be a difficult question to answer. Both characteristics are valued highly in our society. Which do you choose? If you’re leaning toward smart, you’re not alone. It’s easy to associate intelligence with wealth and success. Meanwhile, kindness and its cousin — empathy — is often associated with passivity and weakness, especially by self-proclaimed diehard business people. But are these associations valid? Must we really choose between the two? The answer is no. Emotional intelligence results in higher salary and better job performance, that’s why you need to know what it is and how to improve it. Although intelligence is important, it’s not worth much in the workplace until paired with reliability, honesty, and friendliness. It wasn’t lost on me in a 2007 Berkshire Hathaway meeting in Omaha that the legendary Charlie Munger responded succinctly with: “Be … [Read more...] about Improving your emotional intelligence can earn you a raise — here’s how
Artificial intelligence is already making our devices more personal — from simplifying daily tasks to increasing productivity. Emotion AI (also called affective computing) will take this to new heights by helping our devices understand our moods. That means we can expect smart refrigerators that interpret how we feel (based on what we say, how we slam the door) and then suggest foods to match those feelings. Our cars could even know when we’re angry, based on our driving habits. Humans use non-verbal cues, such as facial expressions, gestures, and tone of voice, to communicate a range of feelings. Emotion AI goes beyond natural language processing by using computer vision and voice analysis to detect those moods and emotions. Voice of the customer (VoC) programs will leverage emotion AI technology to perform granular and individual sentiment analysis at scale. The result: Our devices will be in tune with us. Conversational services Digital giants — including Google, … [Read more...] about Emotion AI: Why your refrigerator could soon understand your moods