Can You Teach A Computer To ‘Feel’ Suspense?

Can You Teach A Computer To ‘Feel’ Suspense?
August 17, 2015
http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2015/08/17/432477373/can-you-teach-a-computer-to-feel-suspense

Livia Polanyi, a professor of linguistics at Stanford University who specializes in narrative says this work is a meaningful advancement for computerized storytelling; Dramatis does a lot right.

But, she says, the computer still does not fully grasp what makes us feel suspense.
It cannot detect music, anguished faces and, most importantly, the way we humans connect with the characters.
If we don’t care about them, we don’t care what happens to them.

“I think we have to really account for what actually causes us to identify, to empathize and to care,” Polanyi says.

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