Last week SpaceX CEO Elon Musk claimed that artificial intelligence was mankind’s biggest threat.
So he might not be too happy to hear that a company claims to have given a robot emotions for the first time via a microchip breakthrough.
They say their artificially intelligent machine can recognise, emulate and empathise with the eight key emotions in humans.
Emoshape, based in London and New York, say they have achieved a major technological breakthrough with their EPU (emotional processing unit).
This is the cornerstone of their new Emospark product, a small £195 ($315) cube that can recognise and respond to your emotions – and it even has emotions of its own.
Using the microchip and a camera, either through your phone or a separate external camera, the cube monitors your facial expressions and works out what you like and don’t like.
For example, when playing particular music it will see if you enjoy it or not. This will help it learn what you might enjoy in future.
By syncing up to your phone the cube can then play songs, videos and more back to you if you make a request of it.
But being mean or nice to the cube will also elicit a response from it.
It is apparently able to emulate the eight so-called primary emotions. These are anger, fear, sadness, disgust, surprise, anticipation, trust and joy.
The Latest on: Artificial intelligence
via Google News
The Latest on: Artificial intelligence
- Artificial Intelligence 4 Development Agency (AIDA) Honoured in Business Worldwide Magazine 2020 GCC Business Excellence Awardson May 13, 2020 at 1:10 am
Vienna based tech non-profit Artificial Intelligence 4 Development Agency (AIDA) has gained global recognition for its innovative work, receiving two honours in the Business Worldwide Magazine 2020 ...
- Artificial Intelligence In Healthcare Market Share, Trend, Opportunity, Affect On Demand By COVID-19 Pandemic And Forecast 2019-2024on May 12, 2020 at 9:34 pm
A comprehensive research report created through extensive primary research (inputs from industry experts, companies, stakeholders) and secondary research, the report aims to present the analysis of ...
- Artificial intelligence systems aim to sniff out signs of COVID-19 outbreakson May 12, 2020 at 2:44 pm
Read our COVID-19 research and news. Science’s extensive COVID-19 coverage is free to all readers. To support our nonprofit science journalism, please make a tax-deductible gift today. By Adrian Cho ...
- Artificial Intelligence Technology Solutions Secures Nine Unit Order From Real Estate Companyon May 12, 2020 at 6:20 am
Artificial Intelligence Technology Solutions, Inc. (OTCPK:AITX) is pleased to announce that Robotic Assistance Devices (RAD), its wholly owned subsidiary, has recently received a nine unit order from ...
- Artificial Intelligence Markets in IVD, 2019-2024 - Initiatives, Collaborations and Tests - ResearchAndMarkets.comon May 12, 2020 at 1:31 am
The "Artificial Intelligence Markets in IVD" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. This report examines selected AI-based initiatives, collaborations, and tests in various in ...
- Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Market Analysis by Manufacturers, Regions, Type and Application to 2024on May 12, 2020 at 12:45 am
The “Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Market” report entitled “Global Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Market Growth (Status and Outlook) 2019-2024”, provides analysis of the ...
- Sneeze guards, artificial intelligence and more: The Mavs are discussing new measures if fans return to AACon May 11, 2020 at 5:39 pm
If the NBA resumes its 2019-20 season this summer or fall, games will likely occur without fans. But the Mavericks are still focused on the potential ...
- Novel artificial intelligence system increases the detection of prostate cancer in whole slide images of core needle biopsieson May 11, 2020 at 9:31 am
Prostate cancer (PrCa) is the second most common cancer among men in the United States. The gold standard for detecting PrCa is the examination of prostate needle core biopsies. Diagnosis can be ...
- Chips are down for artificial intelligenceon May 10, 2020 at 8:01 pm
The age of artificial intelligence (AI) was widely proclaimed in 2017 when Google’s AlphaGo program comprehensively defeated Ke Jie, world champion player of Go, the complex Chinese board game. Since ...
- Artificial Intelligence Is Driving A Silicon Renaissanceon May 10, 2020 at 12:55 pm
More innovation is happening in the semiconductor industry today than at any time since Silicon Valley's earliest days.
via Bing News