A Devotion to Emotion: Hume AI’s Alan Cowen on the Intersection of AI and Empathy

by Clarissa Eyu

Can machines experience emotions? They might, according to Hume AI, an AI research lab and technology company that aims to “ensure artificial intelligence is built to serve human goals and emotional well-being.”

So how can AI genuinely understand how we are feeling, and respond appropriately?

On this episode of NVIDIA’s AI Podcast, host Noah Kravitz spoke with Alan Cowen, founder of Hume AI and The Hume Initiative. Cowen — a former researcher at Google who holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from UC Berkeley — talks about the latest work at the intersection of computing and human emotion.

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