Daily Archive: October 15, 2020

AI Reads Human Emotions. Should it?

AI can read your emotional response to advertising and your facial expressions in a job interview. But if it can already do all this, what happens next? In part two of a series on emotion AI, Jennifer Strong and the team at MIT Technology Review explore the implications of how it’s used and where it’s heading in the future.

We meet:

  • Shruti Sharma, VSCO 
  • Gabi Zijderveld, Affectiva
  • Tim VanGoethem, Harman
  • Rohit Prasad, Amazon
  • Meredith Whittaker, NYU’s AI Now Institute

Credits: This episode was reported and produced by Jennifer Strong, Karen Hao, Tate Ryan-Mosley, and Emma Cillekens. We had help from … Read More

Jared Leto, Scooter Braun and Troy Carter are backing Moment House, a startup recreating live events… digitally – TechCrunch

A pitch to offer artists a way to give geo-fenced, live events to fans around the world has brought the new Los Angeles startup Moment House $1.5 million in seed funding.

The money came from heavy hitters in the Los Angeles entertainment and investment scene including Scooter Braun, Troy Carter, Kygo’s Palm Tree Crew and Jared Leto. Patreon chief executive Jack Conte and Sequoia Capital partner Jess Lee also participated in the round.

Forerunner Ventures led the deal and the investment was made by Kirsten Green, the firm’s famous founder and managing partner. Kevin Mayer, the former chief executive of

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