Research in Focus: Can Mind Readers Improve Your Performance?

Speaker  Andrew Begel and Erin Solovney

Affiliation  Microsoft Research, Drexel University

Duration  00:13:49

Date recorded  14 July 2014

Confused and frustrated by your difficult programming task? Let's have your IDE intervene before you get the chance to cause a bug in the software. Bored by your rote assignment? Let’s have your browser find a funny YouTube video to snap you out of it. Stressed out? Let's Snapchat your friends so they can call and lend you a sympathetic ear. What else could a computer do if it knew what you were feeling? In this session, we talk about several research projects which use low-cost biometric sensors to sense your affect and take action to help you out.

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