The New Normal

Mirror selfie of the author wearing a hand-sewn mask

I don't think we will ever go back to the way things were. Not that I'm complaining, as I'm grateful to be alive!

And one of the new things that will be normal will be machine processing of feelings. I'm confident about that.

The Elephant in my Pajamas

Classifying emotionally ambiguous phrases is fun!

Philosophy of Emotions

Graphic showing analysis of "I am fine" using OME

I'm glad that the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy has been updated. The previous entry for Emotions has been justly deprecated, as it was so wrong ("How wrong was it?"), it should have been in the StanDERP Encyclopedia.

Another Open Letter to Dr. Barrett

Dear Dr. Barrett:

I hope you don’t mind that I share publicly that I’m loving your book, How Emotions are Made.

Does This Evoke Empathy?

image from BoingBoing.net showing article headline and teaser

BoingBoing shows a video glitching and like a carnival barker shouts: "Watch an AI-generated human face become monstrous as its neural network decays!"

The State of AI

Image of code showing MLDataTable creation in CreateML

The current state of AI is both amazing and depressing. Let's get the bad news out of the way, first, shall we?

What is an Emotion?

Here's what I'm working on: neural models of emotions!

99 Problems but Feeling Isn't One

Meme downloaded from Twitter joking about POTUS criminality

Robots, in the old fashioned, literary, sense are like hydrogen-fueled cars: availability is always twenty-five years around the corner, while the technology is right here.

No empathy for robots? What about from robots?

I just read the following statement at https://medium.com/@rowantrollope/ai-and-our-kids-raising-centaurs-c91cc...

"We must continue to teach kids to appreciate beauty, and show them the value of empathy. These are things machines will only ever be able to simulate, never experience."

The first part of the statement is uncontroversial. In fact, it sounds like the basis for my own attempt at parenting.

The Orthographic Model of Emotions

A cartesian model using three axes to represent components of emotions

I just posted to Medium a model for understanding emotions so simple, a machine could understand it.

Them. I mean them, as in, emotions. As in, machines can understand emotions!


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