A Fields-CQAM Public Lecture: Affective AI and its Applications

When and Where

Thursday, January 31, 2019 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Room 1160, Adel Sedra Auditorium
Bahen Centre for Information Technology
40 St. George Street, Toronto, ON M5S 2E4


Kang Lee


Artificial intelligence is now everywhere and has the potential to change all aspects of our lives. However one major shortcoming of the AI today is that although it may have high IQ, it lacks EQ, or emotional intelligence. In fact, the best AI system today does not have the emotional intelligence of a 2-year old.

For AI to transform our lives, AI must reach the next level. That is, any future AI system must have not only IQ but EQ. In this talk, Kang Lee will draw insights from a century of psychological research on human emotion to discuss various methods AI developers can use to develop intelligent systems with affective artificial intelligence, or the ability to detect, decode, interpret, and simulate human affects.

The event is free but you will need to register.

For more event information please visit the Fields webpage.

About Kang

Kang Lee is Professor, and Tier 1 CRC Chair in developmental neuroscience at the University of Toronto. Drawing on more than 2 decades of research, his team has developed a novel imaging system called Transdermal Optical Imaging that uses conventional video cameras to decode human physiology and emotions.


40 St. George Street, Toronto, ON M5S 2E4