Archive for category: Digital Empathy

Cybraphon, a robot with feelings

Cybraphon, a robot with feelings

What would happen if we could make a machine that recognizes emotions? And further, what if we could make a machine that has ‘emotions’?How would ‘it’ communicate and to what effect? In 2009, the Edinburgh-based, art collective FOUND, created the Cybraphon, a musical automaton inspired by the play-pianos of the 19th […]

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The Voight-Kampff Machine…

The Voight-Kampff Machine…

In the dystopian science fiction movie Blade Runner a Voight-Kampff machine (VKM) was used to test and distinguish between humans and replicants based on the emphatic response to test questions. This fictional machine measures empathy based on biometrical reactions (e.g. eye movement, heart rate, blush response) to emotional questions. The […]

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