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Octavio Romo on Brain Computer Interfaces

Octavio RomoAccording to The Economist, Brain-computer interfaces could offer a way for humans to co-exist with artificial intelligence. But, the idea that we can control machines with our thoughts polarizes people; there a worries that AI could hijack BCI’s and enable machines to control us.

At Netek we don’t believe this to be true. BCI’s are already helping people with disabilities achieve better outcomes in their day to day lives. Who better to explain our perspective on BCI’s than our own Chief Scientist; Octavio Romo.

10 Incredibly Useful Things You Didn’t Know Emotional Artificial Intelligence Could Do

affective computing emotion AI emotional artificial intelligenceThis was the year most every large company took notice of the rise of artificial intelligence. But while it encapsulates many categories – machine learning, deep learning, computer vision, natural language processing, speech recognition and others – there is still one category that hasn’t been recognized, beyond academia, and that’s emotion recognition; or affective computing.

The Future Of Emotionally Intelligent Technology with Sergio Langarica

The Future Of Emotionally Intelligent Technology Sergio Langarica Netek

Computers are increasingly able to figure out what we’re feeling. A recent report predicts that the global affective computing market will grow from $12.2 billion in 2016 to $53.98 billion by 2021. The report by research and consultancy firm MarketsandMarkets observed that enabling technologies have already been adopted in a wide range of industries and noted a rising demand for facial feature extraction software.

Affective computing is also referred to as emotion AI or artificial emotional intelligence.

On this episode of the Big Bang Podcast I’m joined by Sergio Langarica, President of Netek – a neuro applications technology company, to talk about the future of emotionally intelligent technology.

Sergio has 20 years of experience in Information Technology ranging from Start-Ups to Global Players. He is an avid promoter of these industries in Mexico and abroad in various Board of Directors roles at the Mexican Chamber for the Electronics, IT and Telecommunications Sectors.

Netek, based in Tijuana Mexico, has recently finished developing it’s technology after two years of R&D. Their first product, still in beta, is a an affective computing platform called Vibetek.

Below are some questions and our chat:

  • Talk to me about Netek
  • What is affective computing?
  • Why does emotion recognition matter? How do businesses benefit?
  • In what types of applications does emotion recognition have a big impact?
  • What applications have caught your attention recently that use emotion recognition?
  • Which industries have adopted affective computing faster and why?
  • How do we combat people’s fear that emotion AI will replace them? And on the flip side, how do we combat consumers fear that this technology is to invasive to their privacy?
  • How far are we from mass adoption from companies? What has to be true for the adoption to happen?
  • What is your advice to B2C companies that want to embed emotion AI into their business? How do they get started? What strategies will lead to success?
  • How can communities connect with NETEK?

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Intro audio is by Arturo Arriaga, outro audio is Candyland by Guy J.