Confused about emotion AI? Our own Paty Hernandez sat down with 5 people – a child, teen, college student, grad student and expert – to explain emotional artificial intelligence.
According 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.
This 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.
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.
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Intro audio is by Arturo Arriaga, outro audio is Candyland by Guy J.