The Project hosted an event on “The Face of Emotion” as part of the Cambridge Festival of Ideas in October. Darwin’s work on expression was discussed in the context of current research in artificial intelligence, autism, and neuroscience.
Video or audio is now available for the short talks that were given (transcripts will be added soon):
Dr Paul White of the Darwin Project on Charles Darwin’s work on emotions
Professor Simon Baron-Cohen of the Autism Research Centre on the application of the neuroscience of emotion recognition to developmental disabilities
Professor Peter Robinson of the Cambridge Computer Science Laboratory on emotionally intelligent interfaces
Dr Bhismadev Chakrabarti of the University of Reading on the neuroscience of emotion processing
The event also included a small exhibition of original Darwin material and a hands-on session launching the project’s online emotions experiment and related internet resources. It is hoped that this will form the basis for ongoing discussion and collaboration between the Project and scientific researchers on emotion.