Affective Computing Timeline

Timeline created by zachjohansen
  • Writing of the first AI programs

    Writing of the first AI programs
    After the second World War, millions of dollars were invested in the research of machine intelligence. During a conference at Dartmouth, "Artificial Intelligence" was brought to light and was the beginning of a world-changing technology. Some of the first AI programs that were introduced included the "Logic Theorist" (1956) and General Problem Solver (1957).
  • Moore's Law was established

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    Gordan Moore, Co-founder of Intel, one of the largest software companies in the world, developed a theory about transistors that is still relevant to us today. When he first made the observation, he was not trying to implement a "law". Over the next decade or so, this law became a driving force for social and technological change
  • Pattern Recognition, Signal Processing, and Mathematical Modeling

    Pattern Recognition, Signal Processing, and Mathematical Modeling
    In 1987, A young engineer names Roselind Picard started developing new technologies that no one could have seen coming. These systems used a variety of mathematical models to emulate the way we pull objects out of a scene. It was basically the equivalent to modern day Google images!
  • "Clippy"

    During the mid 1990's, Microsoft introduced their Office Assistant program for their Office for Windows platform. While a user was on this platform, an animated paper clip would pop up offering help (named "clippy" by users). The problem was that "clippy" wanted to be too helpful and this bothered its users. The Wall Street Journal even went on to say that it was "one of the most reviled designs of all time". Microsoft went on to retire this feature in 2001.
  • Energy Storing Bricks (near future innovation)

    Energy Storing Bricks (near future innovation)
    Scientists are figuring out how to store energy in red bricks that you could build houses with. These researchers at Washington University say that they will be able to produce "smart bricks" and these bricks will be able to store energy like a battery would. This could be very beneficial for households, but also very expensive.
  • Flying Cars (common amongst your average person)

    Flying Cars (common amongst your average person)
    As we speak, the car manufacturer, Porsche, is working with airline giant Boeing to develop efficient flying cars. Right now they expect these cars to cost about 1.3 million dollars. So the question becomes: when will flying cars cost as much as an average car today? Probably more than 100 years from now. Flying cars however will have smarter technology that will be safer than many people think and reduce the amount of accidents.