BRAIQ is using AI to "augment" human emotional intelligence

 

NYC Media Lab Combine team BRAIQ, a startup out of Columbia University that is teaching cars how to read the comfort level of its passengers, was included in a Techcrunch essay about AI and emotional intelligence.   From the essay:

"Off-the-shelf in-cabin sensors provide data on how the passengers feel about the car’s actions — such as acceleration, braking and steering. The collected biometric data is aggregated and analyzed, resulting in an AI whose driving style is responsive to a passenger’s comfort. BRAIQ’s software is effectively adding a layer of emotional intelligence on top of artificial intelligence."