HUE: Human Understanding and Empathy

HUE: Human Understanding and Empathy

Established: May 7, 2019

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Overview

The mission of the HUE team is to empower people by inventing new technologies that promote emotional resilience and well-being.

Emotions are fundamental to human interaction and they influence learning, memory, decision-making, well-being, and other aspects of our lives. As AI systems and intelligent agents become more advanced, there is an increasing interest in applications that can sense and respond to emotional states. We are an interdisciplinary team working on different areas including HCI, Machine Learning, Psychology, and we are passionate about bringing emotional intelligence to technology.

We are working on three main areas to bring artificial emotional intelligence to Microsoft products:

  • Empathic Search. Leveraging users’ search queries to help measure, understand and support long-term emotional well-being.
  • Human Understanding in Gaming. Advancing video streaming with affective tools to make online communication more inclusive and engaging.
  • Adaptive Workspace. Enhancing workplace settings to help regulate emotional changes while promoting productivity.

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