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Picard, Affective Computing, Chapter 1

In this chapter Picard frames her discussion with what she—and most others—see as the two primary aspects of human emotion—the physical an the cognitive. Within—and across (as the distinctions between “physical” and “cognitive” are far from clear-cut)—these two aspects Picard explores particular features of human emotion (or “emotion theory”) she feels are important to consider in order to create genuinely affective computing, to give  computers “the ability to recognize, express, and ‘have’ emotions” (p. 262 more words

Picard, Affective Computing, Introduction

In the Introduction to Affective Computing (1997), Picard overviews and sets up her argument for the book, stating that it “proposes that we give computers the ability to recognize, express, and in some cases, ‘have’ emotions” (p. 244 more words