Human computing and machine understanding of human behavior: A survey

Maja Pantic, Alex Pentland, Anton Nijholt, Thomas Huang

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Abstract

A widely accepted prediction is that computing will move to the background, weaving itself into the fabric of our everyday living spaces and projecting the human user into the foreground. If this prediction is to come true, then next generation computing, which we will call human computing, should be about anticipatory user interfaces that should be human-centered, built for humans based on human models. They should transcend the traditional keyboard and mouse to include natural, human-like interactive functions including understanding and emulating certain human behaviors such as affective and social signaling. This article discusses a number of components of human behavior, how they might be integrated into computers, and how far we are from realizing the front end of human computing, that is, how far are we from enabling computers to understand human behavior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationICMI'06
Subtitle of host publication8th International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces, Conference Proceedings
Pages239-248
Number of pages10
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006
EventICMI'06: 8th International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces - Banff, AB, Canada
Duration: Nov 2 2006Nov 4 2006

Publication series

NameICMI'06: 8th International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces, Conference Proceeding

Other

OtherICMI'06: 8th International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces
CountryCanada
CityBanff, AB
Period11/2/0611/4/06

Keywords

  • Affective computing
  • Anticipatory user interfaces
  • Multimodal user interfaces
  • Socially-aware computing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Software

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