Published By : 15 Dec 2015 | Published By : QYRESEARCH
2016 according to analysts, will be marked by the rapid proliferation of service robots. Andrew Moore, former Vice President at Google, and who presently is serving as Dean at Carnegie Mellon School of Computer Science predicts that 2016 will witness in surge in research and development activating to enhance emotional understanding machines. If the forecasts hold true, very soon service robots, smartphones, and computers will be able to understand our feelings and respond accordingly. This could bring a major breakthrough, revolutionizing life in the twenty-first century.
In a recent telephonic interview, Andrew Moore explained that the potential advances will enable doctors to continuously monitoring a patient in the ER without being physically present at the site. An emotionally intelligent processer will enable doctors and healthcare professionals to sense discomfort, even when the patient is unable to communicate. The developments are also likely to improve the overall education standard by measuring the engagement of the student by looking at him or her. These systems will help teachers monitor the emotional reactions of the student.
However, Moore also cautioned that this transition to emotionally aware gadget will not be free from obstacles. The advent of this advanced technology however, may not be very comfortable in the field of advertising, he said. Soon technology will surface that will enable tablets to watch over as their owners browse through webpages to see if they were reacting positively. Information obtained thus, will be indispensable for advertisers. Hence, it is very not likely for the technology to progress without scrutiny or criticism.
Since human often give a number of discernible cues about how they feel, both unconsciously and consciously, research in this field has assumed a parallel path. For instance, stress and anxiety level in a human can be measured from his or her voice pattern. Similarly movement of facial muscles can reveal the inner state of a person.
The world has already witnessed some impressive instances of emotional intelligence in machines. In forthcoming years, the technology is expected to become more sophisticated to cater to diverse and dynamic consumer preferences. Service robotics have already forayed in defense and agricultural sectors. With integration of emotional intelligence in the robots, the future of this industry seems promising.