Nov 8, 2016
My guest this time is Pascale Fung, professor of electrical & computer engineering at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Pascale delivered a presentation at the recent O'Reilly AI conference titled "How to make robots empathetic to human feelings in real time," and I caught up with her after her talk to discuss teaching computers to understand and respond to human emotions. We also spend some time talking about the (information) theoretical foundations of modern approaches to speech understanding. The notes for this show can be found at twimlai.com/talk/9.