Next-generation cars are emerging as advanced artificial intelligence (AI) systems that will power an entirely new automotive experience in which cars will become conversational interfaces between the driver, passengers, the vehicle itself, and its controls.

In a guest article for VentureBeat, Affectiva CEO Rana el Kaliouby looks at several ways autonomous cars will be able to benefit from emotion-enabled technologies.

Leveraging emotion recognition technology that senses and analyzes expressions of emotion, cars will soon come equipped with the ability to perceive our reactions and moods and to respond accordingly. These “emotionally aware” vehicles will benefit the automotive industry and consumers in a number of ways.

Read the full story at VentureBeat.