Episode 11 Compassion and Robots | The Feelings Lab

Published on Feb 1, 2022

In the Season 2 Premiere of The Feelings Lab, join Hume AI CEO, Dr. Alan Cowen and Embodied CEO, Dr. Paolo Pirjanian, with host Matt Forte as they discuss "Compassion and Robots."

What will it take to assuage some people's fear of robots? Can robots empathize? Can they deliver therapies, aid in child development, and give us deeper insight into ourselves? We discuss what it will take to make robots compassionate, and how the future of AI may hinge on this central challenge.

Dr. Paolo Pirjanian, CEO of Embodied, starts us off by noting how curious robots can help humans think through our own questions and even reflect on our feelings.

Next hear Dr. Alan Cowen, CEO of Hume AI, discuss how giving robots the empathic abilities needed to care for human well-being will help us avoid the outcomes that people are most afraid of.

From R2D2 to Her, Dr. Alan Cowen, CEO of Hume AI, and Dr. Paolo Pirjanian, CEO of Embodied, reflect on what sci-fi has gotten right and wrong about the future of robots.

All this and more can be found in our full episode, available on Apple and Spotify

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