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EmoSpark AI console just wants you to be happy

An Indiegogo campaign aims to raise $100,000 to produce an artificial-intelligence machine dedicated to improving humans' happiness (and helping them around the house).

By January 7, 2014


Gut feelings? Cold feet? Body maps show where emotions go

Where is the love? Experiments with some 700 people in Scandinavia and Taiwan reveal universal locales for emotions from anger to happiness to pride and shame.

By January 1, 2014


Feeling down? Let computer-generated emotions help

Turn that frown upside down. Researchers create a virtual "mirror" that uses software to brighten your facial expression. It could help you feel happier, they say -- and make you drop more cash.

By July 24, 2013


EmotionML: Will computers tap into your feelings?

"Affective computing" standards and technology could help computers grasp human emotion. An intuitive user interface sounds nice, but what about information overshare?

By August 30, 2010


Software can tell if you're mean and ugly

Researchers create a tool they say can predict character traits such as dominance and meanness with an accuracy above 90 percent. It can also tell you where you land on the scale of perceived attractiveness.

By August 17, 2011