Do you feel what I feel? Opportunities in Empathic Computing

Morrison Room

Can computers help people better understand one another? Empathic Computing refers to systems that allow people to share what they are seeing, hearing and feeling with others, and so develop more empathy for each other. They do this by combining tools for more natural collaboration, experience capture, and implicit understanding. Drawing on research from leading research groups and companies from around the work, this talk by Professor Mark Billinghurst provides an overview of Empathic Computing, and how it could change the lives of people for the better. What happens when technology enables you to see the world from another’s perspective, and what research is needed to make this happen?

Stream B - technology applied