The 2011 lecture was delivered by Professor Maja Pantic, Imperial College, London, Computing department.
'Machine Understanding of Human Behaviour'
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. To realize this prediction, next-generation computing should develop anticipatory user interfaces that are human-centred, built for humans, and based on naturally occurring multimodal human behaviour such as affective and social signalling.
This talk discussed a number of components of human non-verbal behaviour like facial expressions and vocal outbursts, and a number of specific behaviours like affective states and social signals, how they can be automatically sensed and analysed by computer, what is the past research in the field conducted by the iBUG group at Imperial College London, and how far we are from enabling computers to understand human behaviour.