Hume AI

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Recently, a New York-based research lab and technology company Hume, has introduced what can be called the ‘first conversational AI with emotional intelligence’.

About Hume AI

  • It is the world’s first emotionally intelligent voice AI. It accepts live audio input and returns both generated audio and transcripts augmented with measures of vocal expression.
  • It is essentially an API that is powered by its proprietary empathic large language model (eLLM). This eLLM reportedly understands and emulates tones of voices, and word emphasis to optimise human-AI conversations.
  • It is trained on human reactions to optimize for positive expressions like happiness and satisfaction. EVI will continue to learn from users’ reactions.
  • By processing the tune, rhythm, and timbre of speech, EVI unlocks a variety of new capabilities, like knowing when to speak and generating more empathic language with the right tone of voice.

What is a large language model?

  • It is a type of artificial intelligence (AI) program that can recognize and generate text, among other tasks.
  • LLMs are trained on huge sets of data—hence the name "large."
  • LLMs are built on machine learning: specifically, a type of neural network called a transformer model.
  • In simpler terms, an LLM is a computer program that has been fed enough examples to be able to recognize and interpret human language or other types of complex data.

Q1) What is Emotional intelligence?

It refers to the ability to identify and regulate our emotions as well as helps to recognize the emotions of other people. It is the heightened awareness of self-awareness, social-awareness, relationship management, empathy.

Source: Meet EVI, the world’s first conversational AI with emotional intelligence from Hume