Emotions and Tech: What Happens When We Code Our Inner Lives?

 

Small interactions that we have in every day life can actually make a difference for our feelings of connection.

Elizabeth Dunn Professor, Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia; C...
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Emotions and Tech: What Happens When We Code Our Inner Lives?

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What if technology could read and respond to emotions the way humans do? It turns out that it already can, and in this session you’ll see a mind-bending live demonstration of software that recognizes our feelings based on facial cues. We’ll also explore how everyday tech like text messaging can get in the way of important social connection, but also how applications like Crisis Textline and Talkspace help people in grave danger get quick access to mental health care. This Deep Dive delves into questions around ethics and social interaction, and examines the good, the bad, and the surprising ways tech is in our heads.

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