Silver Logic Labs (SLL) is a startup that studies the possibilities of artificial intelligence in a wide variety of fields. Needless to say, this is a weak form of AI, here experts from various companies and research organizations have achieved quite significant success. In most cases, AI analyzes information in order to help a person understand all the variety of data, which is now very, very much.
In general, we can say that SLL does the same, analyzes the data. Only here is the main "trick" in what is being analyzed. This is a behavioral analysis of a person. AI, created by the efforts of the SLL team, can track the slightest features of the facial expressions or body movements that will not be told to another person. But the computer is able to grasp and appreciate all this, in order to draw a conclusion about the mood of a person, his emotional state at the moment. Yes, the machine can in fact determine what people feel.
And here there is no magic – all the same strict laws of mathematics and IT. A company that develops its computer "psychologist" does this in order to enable other companies to assess the attitude towards them to customers. Often such companies conduct surveys, and people willingly participate in some of them. But are their answers honest? Probably, an experienced psychologist can determine this, but there still remains the probability of error. But the machine does everything much more accurately.
"There are often situations when you try to determine what other people feel when they think about something or seeing something, or you want to understand how honest they are with you," says the representative of the project.
In fact, even if a person hides his reaction, seeing something, his feelings can still be determined. How accurate and correct is the second question. One of SLL's main tasks is to determine when a person is lying. Yes, other representatives of the project also try to define other feelings correctly, but the "lie detector" in this case is a priority.
The accuracy of the definition in this case is high enough to talk about the possibility of using the developed technology for commercial purposes. As an example, you can imagine a situation where the broadcaster is trying to understand what people think about the recently released schou or the new TV series. Yes, you can just give out a list of questions to volunteers, but will the answers be honest? Not in all cases. But the machine can analyze the person's immediate reaction to the same show or a certain scene in it. Even if the facial muscles that determine any emotion have worked for a split second, the machine will catch it and determine the attitude of the person.
In the course of the work AI determines the various emotional shades of the current state of a person. This happiness, surprise, fear, anger, disgust, sadness and others. All is expressed in points. The maximum value of a specific characteristic is one. It is clear that one hundred percent can not be sad or happy, therefore the dominant component of the computer allocates by the maximum value. Observation of a person goes through a regular camera. No sensors – only the camera and software.
In addition to purely commercial sphere, AI, developed in SLL, can work in medicine. According to the creators of the system, it is able to determine with a high degree of accuracy the neurodefect and some other diseases and abnormalities. And not only mental. For example, before the main "stroke", that is, stroke, most people experience micro-strokes. They are invisible to others, but the machine determines them with a high degree of probability. In the end, if the AI determined the microinstrument, the patient needs to take urgent measures, the consequences of the disease were minimal.
And another version of the use of such technology is assistance to law enforcement agencies. For example, a man is running down the street. Why, where he runs, what are his main emotions – hardly anyone is able to say. Maybe this man is running, trying to find a lost pet, maybe he runs away from something. But maybe it's a terrorist who rushes to the agreed place to commit a crime. It's all about the emotions that prevail at the moment – for them in most cases you can determine what bothers the person at the moment. In this case, we are talking about analyzing information in real time. The idea is not bad, but it will take considerable time to implement it.
Anyway, everything goes to the fact that the mood of a person will soon be easily determined by computers. They are also likely to be able to change a person's emotions, adjust them, showing some specific content or just talking (this is a relatively distant future). Singularity is not far off.