This WIRED article centered on the chatbot Replika, and the company’s news that it will release Replika’s underlying code under an open source license, allowing developers to take the app’s AI and build on it.

The story went on to explore the power of adding emotion to AI, including a couple of nice Affectiva mentions. The author referred to Rana’s MIT Tech Review op-ed, “We Need Computers With Empathy.” Though she didn’t elaborate too much on any single use case of Emotion AI, she did briefly mention automotive as an area with potential. Read more at the full article here.