What happens when an electrical engineer and computer scientist starts to give AI the skills of emotional intelligence? This talk will highlight cutting-edge capabilities being given to technologies, such as robots that appear to have emotion, and wearable technologies that can measure and in some cases, forecast human mood and stress. Where is this technology taking us? What are the implications for our future? As AI technology rapidly develops, what are the challenges that the church needs to prepare for related to our humanity and the promotion of human flourishing?

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Rosalind Picard (ScD Massachusetts Institute of Technology) is founder and director of the Affective Computing Research Group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab, co-director of the Media Lab’s Advancing Wellbeing Initiative, and faculty chair of MIT’s Mind+Hand+Heart Initiative. Picard has authored or co-authored over 250 scientific articles and chapters spanning computer vision, pattern recognition, machine learning, human-computer interaction, wearable sensors and affective computing.






This event is made possible through the support of a grant from the John Templeton Foundation, and is cosponsored by The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity (CBHD). The opinions expressed throughout this event do not necessarily reflect the views of the John Templeton Foundation, CBHD, or the Henry Center.

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