Can artificial intelligence have emotions?


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Artificial intelligence is becoming a bigger part of our lives every day -- but will it ever understand the human heart? If we taught AI to recognize and even mimic human emotions, would it become the empathic androids of Raised By Wolves -- or something divisive and dangerous? Host Holly Frey chats with Rana el Kaliouby -- the computer scientist CEO of Affectiva, a company whose goal is to ‘humanize technology before it dehumanizes us’ -- about how Emotion AI could revolutionize who we interface with technology, for better or for worse. Plus, show creator Aaron Guzikowski describes how he created the series’ compassionate android caregivers and what obstacles a feeling computer could throw our way in the long run.

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