Transcript: He Built an AI Model That Can Decode Your Emotions

‘How Do You Use ChatGPT?’ with Alan Cowen

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  1. Dan tells Hume’s empathetic AI model a secret: 00:00:00
  2. Introduction: 00:01:13
  3. What traditional psychology tells us about emotions: 00:10:17
  4. Alan’s radical approach to studying human emotion: 00:13:46 
  5. Methods that Hume’s AI model uses to understand emotion: 00:16:46 
  6. How the model accounts for individual differences: 00:21:08
  7. Dan’s pet theory on why it’s been hard to make progress in psychology: 00:27:19
  8. The ways in which Alan thinks Hume can be used: 00:38:12
  9. How Alan is thinking about the API v. consumer product question: 00:41:22
  10. Ethical concerns around developing AI that can interpret human emotion: 00:44:42


Dan Shipper (00:01:14)

Alan, welcome to the show. That was kind of incredible, actually. Tell me what I just experienced.

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