Getting the data is one thing – knowing what to do with it is another. IoT promises a world of devices attuned to us as individuals, our thoughts and feelings. However, this requires a deep engagement with both the technical problems of data acquisition and analysis, not to mention a scientific perspective in an area where science has yet to achieve consensus: what emotions are. This talk interrogates the theoretical terrain of human emotion, and practical approaches to data generated by orthographic, gyroscope, accelerometer, and galvanic skin response sensor modalities in the context of affective sensing.
Ex-Head of Human/Social Dynamics
Neal H. Patel joined Google in 2008, where he is Head of the Human/Social Dynamics Program at Google, and a founding member and Technical Program Lead on Google's Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP). At ATAP, he led hardware and software R&D projects charting the terrain of the human heart: how, why, and what we feel. After successful incubation within ATAP, Neal is now developing this technology into Google products. He has authored many research projects including Project Oxygen—an influential study quantifying the impact of effective people management—featured in The New York Times and the Harvard Business Review.