In his new book, Heart of the Machine: Our Future in a World of Artificial Emotional Intelligence, futurist Richard Yonck explores the potential ways in which developing artificial intelligence capable of understanding and responding to emotions could reshape how humans interact with computers and society as a whole. Yonck theorizes how emotional AI, also known as affective computing, could positively transform user interfaces, computer-mediated communication, and other technology applications. He argues that developing artificial emotional intelligence will be one of the most significant milestones in the field of AI.
Heart of the Machine: Our Future in a World of Artificial Emotional Intelligence
Joshua New was a senior policy analyst at the Center for Data Innovation. He has a background in government affairs, policy, and communication. Prior to joining the Center for Data Innovation, Joshua graduated from American University with degrees in C.L.E.G. (Communication, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government) and Public Communication. His research focuses on methods of promoting innovative and emerging technologies as a means of improving the economy and quality of life.
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