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Introducing the Hume AI blog, a place to learn about the science of human expression, emerging expressive communication technologies, and our latest product updates, developer news, platform tutorials, and How-To guides.

Product Updates

The future of technology hinges on the measurement of well-being, the importance of which can’t be overstated. As emotion scientists work with AI practitioners to translate this knowledge into ML models, we ask: Can AI teach itself to make the world a better, happier place?

Product Updates

Introducing the Hume AI blog, a place to learn about the science of human expression, emerging expressive communication technologies, and our latest product updates, developer news, platform tutorials, and How-To guides.

Podcast

Amid rising concerns over bots, BrandBastion CEO Jenny Wolfram joins us to discuss how AI is also empowering authentic voices, from classifying harmful content to delivering genuine feedback to organizations.

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In a world of products, customer service is essential to our well-being. In this episode, Cogito CEO Josh Feast joins us to discuss how companies are studying nonverbal behavior to build more empathy into customer service.

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Can AI teach itself to improve our well-being? Are tech companies really maximizing engagement at all costs? Is Gen Z okay? In this episode, Dacher Keltner joins us to discuss technology, well-being measurement, and implications for AI ethics.

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In this episode, we address our best pod-listener questions: Do video calls suppress creativity? Is expressing your emotions good for your mental health? Is there a Western bias in emotion science? Do lobsters have emotions?

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Pain is subjective, but its diagnosis can have life-altering implications. Dr. Daniel Barron, Harvard psychiatrist and Director of Pain Intervention & Digital Research, joins us to discuss how objective measures of emotional expression can improve outcomes for patients.

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How can we foster empathy with users at the speed and scale needed to drive innovation in AI? Michael Winnick, CEO of dscout, joins us to discuss how empathic technologies can help researchers design products and user experiences.

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Vocalizations like laughs and sighs provide avenues to optimize AI for our well-being. Dr. Kory Mathewson, Dr. Gauthier Gidel, Dr. Panagiotis Tzirakis, and Dr. Alice Baird join us to discuss expressive vocalizations and machine learning.

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How close is AI to understanding art? Kathy Tafel, Senior Director of Engineering at Artsy—the world's largest online art marketplace—joins us to discuss how AI tools for artists, curators, brokers, and more are democratizing the world of fine art.

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Mursion CTO Arjun Nagendran joins us to discuss how augmented reality can help humans arrive at better decisions and more personal connections, bringing more empathy to interactions across neurodiverse individuals, cultures, and digital platforms.

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Stanford professor and Cognoa co-founder Dennis Wall joins us to discuss the promise of AI in medicine, from democratizing the diagnosis of autism to enabling fine-grained dimensional assessments of pain, depression, and more.

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NVIDIA VP Richard Kerris joins us to discuss how AI is transforming art and entertainment, helping artists create ground-breaking extensions of reality and human imagination that evoke greater and more frequent experiences of awe and the sublime.

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AI is sourcing our dates. But is it really helping us find love? In this episode, we're joined by Kellie Ammerman, president of the matchmaking app Tawkify, as we discuss how technology might help us form deeper connections and create more love in the world.

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In a world where most of our social interactions are remote and automated systems increasingly orchestrate our digital lives, Harris Poll CEO John Gerzema joins us to discuss how we can measure well-being and ensure people are cared for.

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We're joined by the co-founder of Soul Machines, Greg Cross, to discuss how we can build a more fulfilling digital world, addressing the promises and pitfalls of AI, digital people, and the metaverse.

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In the Season 2 premiere of The Feelings Lab, we're joined by the CEO of Embodied, Dr. Paolo Pirjanian, as we discuss the future of robots, the prospects and pitfalls of empathic AI, and what really separates WALL-E from HAL-9000.

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The Post writes that we bring a scientific approach to aligning AI with well-being, with "a high degree of psychology research to accompany those ethical goals" and "an ethics committee with many heavy-hitters in the field of emotional and ethical AI."

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In this episode, we’re joined by filmmaker, futurist, and public speaker Jason Silva as we discuss the bittersweet feelings of nostalgia, contemplation, and satisfaction associated with the holiday season.

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In this episode, we discuss the science of love with special guest, actor Melina Kanakeredes (“CSI: NY” and “The Resident”), who teaches us eight Greek words denoting different types of love (that the science of emotion might want to adopt).

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The Feelings Lab hosts discuss Dr. Alan Cowen’s favorite emotion: doubt. This is more than just the dark side of curiosity. In fact, it may be the most pivotal emotion in human history.

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In this episode, we discuss the emotion of mirth with best-selling author and comedian John Hodgman. After learning how this ancient emotion, shared by all mammals, has evolved from horseplay into human wordplay, you’ll never look at laughter the same way.

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In this episode, we discuss the emotion of anxiety with special guest Dr. George Bonanno, a world-renowned expert in the field of bereavement and trauma, and learn how to cope with this all-too-pervasive feeling.

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Award-winning actor and comedian Fred Armisen joins us to discuss the paradoxes of horror, the epitome of all negative emotion—a mix of disgust, fear, and existential dread—that, when experienced safely, we strangely enjoy.

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With professional volleyball player Cassidy Lichtman, we discuss pride, an emotion that drives human achievement and structures the social hierarchy, but clearly also has a dark side.

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In our third episode, our hosts and drag queen Monet X Change discuss the vast spectrum of desire, the inherent politics and mysticism embedded in the emotion, its evolution, and its impact on culture. 

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In our second episode, we discuss the feeling of embarrassment with comedian Ali Kolbert and Dr. Jessica Tracy. It may be unpleasant, but it’s glue for the fabric of our social lives. 

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In Episode 1, we explore the emotion that challenges us to confront vastness and mystery. Special guest Tami Simon, founder of Sounds True, weighs in.

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An introduction to The Feelings Lab. Meet our hosts and step into a new era of science and technology that accounts for the complexity of human emotion.

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