HSX-7787 Affective Computing - What is it and why should I care? | Devoxx

Devoxx Poland 2019
from Monday 24 June to Wednesday 26 June 2019.

   Affective Computing - What is it and why should I care?


Big Data & AI
Big Data & AI
Beginner & novice level

If we want our computers to be intelligent and be able to interact with us we need to ensure that they are able to recognize, understand and express emotions. This is the basic assumption of the field of Affective Computing.

First I will give an introduction to the field starting with established findings from the field of psychology on how we best can measure emotions. I will highlight technology enablers that has made Affective Computing a hot topic and give examples of API and services that we can use today.

The second part of my talk will cover examples of application scenarios across various fields (retail, medical, education and social). I will conclude my presentation with some recommendations on how Affective Computing affects us as developers going forward.

Machine learning   Artificial Intelligence   Cognitive Search  
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Håkan Silfvernagel
Håkan Silfvernagel
From Miles AS

Håkan holds a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and in addition, he holds a Master’s degree in Leadership and Organizational behavior. He has also taken courses on university level in psychology, interaction design and human-computer interaction. He has 19 years’ experience of software development in various positions such as developer, tester, architect, project manager, scrum master, practice manager and team lead.

Håkan is also part of the local chapter of the Norwegian .NET User Group Oslo (NNUG).

Currently Håkan is working as Manager AI and Big Data at Miles AS, a Norwegian consultancy company.

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