Poppy Crum: Technology that knows what you're feeling
Poppy Crum builds technologies that best leverage human physiology to enhance our experiences and how we interact with the world. Full bio
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knows more about us than we do?
our slightest facial microexpressions
between a real smile and a fake one.
about our internal states.
parts of our inner lives
what's going on inside
over what we share and what we don't.
that I think that's a thing of the past.
it's not necessarily a bad thing.
studying the circuits in the brain
realities that we each have.
of current technology
that does make us better,
losing some of our agency.
their internal experiences.
at the mechanistic interaction
to the world around them
like eating, mating
to information in the world.
and their biological experiences.
I'm a violinist, not a singer.
given me a critical review.
tune their webs like violins
of my voice as it went higher
of an echolocating bat or a bird,
to its external world
what's happening to its internal world.
the spider's response;
state on its sleeve.
over what people see, know and understand
our bluffs, our trials and tribulations --
to how hard your brain is working.
is driven entirely by mental effort
with changes in lighting.
the same thing as the subject in our lab,
and keep watching the eye in front of you.
and it should get really easy.
in the diameter of the pupil.
depends on personal data.
depends on personal data.
drives your pupil to dilate.
to understand the talkers
in different spatial locations,
over the reveal of our internal state
to make it really easy
that give us away.
paired with machine learning
tracking our external actions.
of our physiology.
as infrared thermal images
and blues are cooler.
of our thermal response
we might be having
a picture of fire as if it were real.
people give off heat on their cheeks
our poker bluffs,
from someone's thermal response
of interpersonal interest?
in someone's thermal image
we fall in love and see attraction.
develop insights and make predictions
of our speech and language
in the statistics of our language
someone will develop psychosis.
and changes in our voice
of different conditions.
the spectral coloration of our voice.
associated with Alzheimer's
than 10 years before clinical diagnosis.
tells a much richer story
could, if we let them,
isoprene and carbon dioxide
when our muscles tense,
in our behaviors.
this clip with me.
on the side screens,
the image in the front
I needed to get a reaction.
you exhale in the room right now.
throughout the theater,
because CO2 is heavier than air.
to a device in the back
with high precision,
concentration of CO2.
the real-time data visualization
a patch of red on the screen,
with larger colored clouds,
where a lot of us jumped.
driving a change in carbon dioxide.
with me one more time.
when we changed the creator's intent.
impact of that scene.
visually identifiable moments.
of our emotions.
will know what we're feeling.
than we ever have.
to the experience and sentiments
that true technological partners can bring
and with our technology.
of becoming technological empaths,
the emotional and cognitive divide.
how we tell our stories.
for technologies like augmented reality
and connect us at a much deeper level.
being able to realize
really was having a deeply hard time,
a crucial, positive difference.
to know the difference
a mental health crisis
the direct impact of their work.
on the other end.
what we're feeling.
it's art or human connection,
will know and can know
closer and more authentic.
have a really hard time
that people know things about us
their lives and about ours.
where our inner lives are ripped open
and our privacy given away
where we don't want to see it go.
each other more effectively,
someone is feeling something
from our technology.
can be used for good or bad.
and effective regulation
to building the trust for any of this.
technology" can bring to our lives
that make us uncomfortable.
too many opportunities and feelings
ABOUT THE SPEAKERPoppy Crum - Neuroscientist, technologist
Poppy Crum builds technologies that best leverage human physiology to enhance our experiences and how we interact with the world.
Why you should listen
Poppy Crum is dedicated to the development of immersive technologies that leverage human physiology and perceptual realities to enhance our experiences and interactions in the world. She has advanced a mission to democratize the way people of all abilities benefit from sensory technologies -- and how effectively technology communicates back to each of us. She believes the power of intelligent technologies is only realized with dynamic optimization and learning of as much of our personal and contextual data as possible.
Crum is chief scientist at Dolby Laboratories, leading the company's integration of neuroscience and sensory data science into its entertainment, communication and future technologies. She is also adjunct professor at Stanford University, where her work focuses on the impact and feedback potential of gaming and immersive environments, such as augmented and virtual reality, on neuroplasticity and learning. She has been recognized with the Advanced Imaging Society's Distinguished Leadership Award and the Consumer Technology Association's Technology and Standards Achievement Award for work towards the introduction of affordable, over-the-counter hearing-aid devices, and she is a fellow of the Audio Engineering Society. She has also been named to Billboard Magazine's 100 most influential female executives in the music industry. Prior to joining Dolby Laboratories, Crum was Research Faculty in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
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