Human Emotion in Devices and Technology

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The field of Affective Computing that encompasses the nature of how human’s emotions respond to devices and technology is a seminal issue to study in regards to the ethical implications of AI/AS.  Where users may not understand that robots/AI are infused with affective sensors or technology, they could be manipulated or tricked in ways unintended by well-meaning manufacturers or designers.  If we are to live with robots in our near future, we must become more emotionally intelligent before trying to imbue ethical instructions for our silicon companions. In this course we will review the concept of affective computing. We will then examine its most relevant ethical issues and how to deal with them.


Ruth Aylett

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Ruth Aylett is a Professor of Computer Science at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland. She studied economics at the London School of Economics. Subsequently, she worked in computing and robotics at Sheffield Hallam University, the University of Edinburgh and the Centre for Virtual Environments at University of Salford.

Publication Year: 2018

ISBN: 978-1-5386-0043-6

Human Emotion in Devices and Technology
  • Course Provider: Standards Association
  • Course Number: EDP526
  • Duration (Hours): 1
  • Credits: 0.3 CEU/ 3 PDH