Meghan Neal of Motherboard reports, “Scientists continue to make advancements in emotional artificial intelligence, also called affective computing. Most recently, ‘feeling’ computers are being used to improve education. Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a facial recognition software that can tell when a student is feeling frustrated, bored, etc., and respond accordingly. Researchers filmed students during tutoring sessions, and laptops running the software analyzed the facial expressions in the videos and were able to accurately identify the emotions the students later reported feeling. The computers could tell when students were struggling and when they needed to be more challenged.” Read more