The Nature of Consciousness

Piero Scaruffi

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These are excerpts and elaborations from my book "The Nature of Consciousness"

Affective Computing

The history of “affective computing” began in earnest with the US computer scientist Rosalind  Picard (1997).

Once you have a computational model of emotional behavior, you can even imagine novel emotions that don’t exist in nature; and that’s what the Spanish computer scientist Lola Canamero did (“Modeling Motivations And Emotions As A Basis For Intelligent Behavior“, 1997) before going on to build Nao (2010), a robot that can show its emotions.

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