Pepper the Robot to Get Emotional System

The system for human interaction is developed by Affectiva and called Emotion AI
30 August 2018   624

SoftBank Robotics, which created the humanoid robot Pepper, integrates into the system for interaction with the person Emotion AI from Affectiva. It will teach robot to distinguish joy, disgust, surprise, fear and other emotions.

The algorithm uses Pepper cameras and microphones to recognize anger, contempt, disgust, fear, joy, sadness and surprise. The robot will distinguish between a smile and a grin, and also understand when a person is distracted or wants to sleep.

SoftBank Robotics introduced Pepper in 2015. It can understand speech, respond to the interlocutor and maintain conversation through the tablet in the case. It was created as a companion for single people and an assistant for business. For example, in 2015 it worked for a week at the Margiotta Food & Wine store in Edinburgh, but the management dismissed him because the robot could not cope with the tasks. Pepper's answers were too general and did not help customers find the right products, and it also joked inappropriately.

In March 2018, researchers found vulnerabilities in robots from SoftBank Robotics. Thanks to these findings, intruders can force androids to extort money, show pornography in public places and swear with clients. Although malware was developed for NAO, the same code can be used for Pepper.

Python to be Language of 2018 According to TIOBE

According to experts, Python has become an integral part of many IT-spheres, including AI
09 January 2019   328

TIOBE experts called Python the programming language of 2018 - according to them, Python has become an integral part of many IT-spheres. It is leader of use at statistics, artificial intelligence systems development, scripts and system tests, and is still widely used in web development and scientific computing.

By the way, Python reached this peak for the third time - none of the languages ​​showed this result.

TIOBE Languages of the Year List
TIOBE Languages of the Year List

TIOBE experts summed up not only the whole year, but also the month. Returning to the top three in December, in January, Python continued to push C ++, although the last time it lost ground fairly quickly.

MATLAB changed places with Ruby: the first one rose to the 11th line, the second one dropped to 18. TypeScript took off as much as 118 points and took the 49th place. F # lost two dozen points, and Alice lost all four.

Tiobe Index Jan 2019 to Jan 2018 Compare
Tiobe Index Jan 2019 to Jan 2018 Compare

Kotlin started the year with a positive. The language has risen to 31st place, and experts believe that in 2019 it will enter the top 20.