The creators Mohammad Ghassemi and Tuka Al Hanai, of MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), worked on the technology to benefit those with disorders like Asperger’s. Allowing those affected by social conditions, or anxiety, to successfully navigate a job interview – or even a date.
However, the AI isn’t exclusive to those with autism. Ghassemi says: “Ultimately, it could be used by everyone to improve communication.”
Speaking to Newsweek, he continues: “Technology has done a lot to connect people but even though it helps us communicate, it hasn’t done much to improve those communications.
“This system can help people with anxiety or conditions like Asperger’s understand which moments in a social interaction led to positive outcomes and which led to negative outcomes.”