Prof. Sandy Pentland says that understanding honest signals will make us better managers, workers, and communicators. Photo: Ed Quinn

Honest Signals

Prof. Sandy Pentland says that understanding our unconscious social patterns can make us better managers, workers, and communicators.

What if a computer could read your heart? What if it could detect your annoyance, apologize to you, and change its behavior? Prof. Rosalind Picard, a pioneer in the field of affective computing, says it's only a matter of time before the computer gets the skills of emotional intelligence.

Emotional Intelligence

Prof. Rosalind Picard is teaching machines to sense and respond more intelligently to our emotions.