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15:00-17:00 Session C1: Artificial Emotional Intelligence: Can and Should Emotions be Computed?

This satellite is organized by the Turing Centre Zurich as a panel with prepared entry statements followed by a discussion featuring

The moderator is Roland Fischer, science and technology journalist (Medium, Moneta & KSB Kulturmagazin).

Emotions are an essential part of what it means to be human. As such, the way we conceive and treat emotions has decisive implications for our self-understanding and, consequently, for the organization of our coexistence. In recent years, a singular approach to emotions has been gaining ground in Artificial Intelligence, commonly known as Artificial Emotional Intelligence or Emotion AI. Its goal is to study non-verbal cues of humans like facial expressions, gestures, tonality of voice, and texts by computational means in order to relate them to the emotional state of individuals. Such technologies have started to find widespread use not only in commercial areas like advertising and healthcare but also in psychology and the social sciences. This satellite event aims to address the social, ethical, epistemological, and philosophical consequences of this computational approach to emotions. It intends to problematize and discuss the underlying assumptions of Emotion AI and their social and political implications by bringing together guests from different disciplinary horizons to discuss about the relationship between technology and emotions in a moderated panel.

Organization: Samuel Hunziker, Edith Schmid & Jennifer Scurrell

Coordination: Juan Luis Gastaldi

Location: Satellite
15:00-18:00 Session C2: What can research on human and non-human animals learn from each other? Insights from the study of collective behavior

The idea for this satellite symposium is to build bridges between the computational social sciences community and the collective behavior community and to draw connections between fundamental mechanisms of behavior in human and non-human animals. The satellite symposium is hosted by the Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour at the University of Konstanz, Germany. We succeeded in bringing together a remarkable group of outstanding early career researchers who will present their exciting research along those lines, and they will discuss the connections with each other and the audience in a panel discussion at the end of the session.


Hosted and moderated by Wolfgang Gaissmaier (University of Konstanz).

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Location: Satellite