Thursday, May 1, 2014

This UC San Diego researcher has had a busy week

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It's been a busy week for Marni Bartlett, a researcher at the Institute for Neural Computation here at UC San Diego. She was at a conference in Orlando, Fla., when ABC News called with an interview request. Bartlett was happy to oblige and jumped into a taxi to head out to the network's local affiliate to shoot an on-camera interview.
You can watch the resulting segment here
What had very likely gotten the network's attention was a story about Bartlett's research in The New York Times' Science Section April 29. The story explains how Bartlett and colleagues in the Machine Perception Lab, which is housed at Calit2, have developed a software toolbox that is able to tell whether someone is faking pain better than human observers. You can read more about the research here.
Then you can figure out how good you are a spotting people who are faking pain by taking this New York Times quiz. 
Bartlett and colleagues are getting some of these technologies ready for commercialization through a start up they launched last year, Emotient.

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