I Know How You Feel

TitleI Know How You Feel
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsSkipper, RB, Connel, P, Althaus, RA, Malm, HM
PublisherAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics
AbstractEmotient is one brand of facial-emotion analytics software which monitors an individual's real-time reactions to what is happening around them. This software can be used to monitor students' reactions to what is happening in the classroom, customers' reactions to products, check out job applicants, or to monitor workers. Paul Eckman, a psychologist and a pioneer in facial-emotion analysis, as well as other privacy advocates, worry about the use of these artificial intelligence methods on people without their consent and about the development of databases of facial expressions, and associated emotions, especially when tied to specific individuals. 
NotesCase from the 2017 International Ethics Bowl on February 26, 2017 in Dallas Texas This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercialNoDerivatives 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc- nd/4.0/. © 2016 Robert Skipper, Peggy Connolly, RuthAnn Althaus, Robert Currie, and Heidi Malm.