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Multiple Paradigms in Affective Computing

Technical Report #:05-04
Author(s): Michael Muller
Full Citation:Paper Published in: Interacting with Computers (August 2004). Copyright 2005, IBM. All rights reserved.


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This brief essay considers the three papers of the special issue of Interacting with Computers by Picard and colleagues, from several perspectives. First, I question two aspects of the work: the Computers Are Social Actors (CASA) approach, and the use of psychophysiological measurements of emotion without a stated theory of emotion. Despite these criticisms, the contributions of Picard and colleagues are valuable and powerfully challenging. I suggest three convergent ways of to pursue this important research program.

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