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Issue No. 03 - March (2005 vol. 38)
ISSN: 0018-9162
pp: 33-40
Alex (Sandy) Pentland , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Most would agree that today?s communication technology seems to be at war with human society. Pagers buzz, cell phones interrupt, and e-mail begs for attention. Technologists have responded with well-meaning solutions that ultimately fail because they ignore the core problem: Computers are socially ignorant.<p>A research group at MIT is taking the first steps toward quantifying social context in human communication. These researchers have developed three socially aware platforms that objectively measure several aspects of social context, including analyzing the speaker?s tone of voice,facial movement, or gestures. </p>
communication-support tools, interfaces, communications technology

A. (. Pentland, "Socially Aware Computation and Communication," in Computer, vol. 38, no. , pp. 33-40, 2005.
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