Rosalind Picard talks to us about the challenges of affective computing. Roz is a Professor of Media Arts and Sciences at MIT, director and also the founder of the Affective Computing Research Group at the MIT Media Lab, and co-director of the Things That Think Consortium.
1. What are the demons that affective computing had to fight?
2. Was there a push against working on non-rational aspects of intelligence and cognition?
3. How long did it take for people to warm, up to the idea of affective computing?