Anne Hsu and Benson Hoi – The Rise of Empathetic Machines

Anne Hsu and Benson Hoi – The Rise of Empathetic Machines

The Rise of Empathetic Machines: How AI is Learning to Understand and Respond to Human Emotions
Artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly advancing and becoming an integral part of our daily lives. From virtual assistants to self-driving cars, AI is transforming the way we live, work, and interact with the world around us. However, as we continue to develop and implement AI, we must also consider the role of empathy in this process.
In this talk, we will explore the intersection of empathy and AI, and discuss the importance of incorporating empathy into the design and development of AI systems. We will examine the ways in which empathy can enhance the effectiveness and usability of AI, as well as the ethical considerations surrounding the use of AI in fields such as healthcare, education, and finance.
We will also discuss the challenges of designing and implementing empathetic AI, including the limitations of current technology, the potential for bias and discrimination, and the need for ongoing ethical and regulatory oversight.
Finally, we will consider the implications of a world in which AI is increasingly integrated into our social and emotional lives, and the potential impact on our relationships with each other and with technology.
Through this talk, attendees will gain a deeper understanding of the relationship between empathy and AI, and the importance of designing AI systems that reflect our shared values and respect for human dignity. Attendees will also learn about the latest advancements and challenges in the field of empathetic AI, and the potential for this technology to transform our world in positive ways.


[Workshop organised in the frame of Time for Empathy 2023]
When: 8 March 2023, 18:15-19:45 CET (Berlin time)
Most of the workshops during “Time for Empathy” are not recorded, so the only possibility to take part in it is to join the session. The sessions that will be recorded, we will make available to others if the quality is satisfying. We may also use parts of the recording for marketing and publicity across various media. If you do not wish to be recorded, switch off your camera and microphone for the whole duration of the session.
Language: English
Cost: FREE
To take part in this workshop, register for the “Time for Empathy” event here:
NOTE: Register only ONCE to the whole event and receive access to all “Time for Empathy” workshops organised from 5 to 12 March 2023.
About the presenters:
Dr. Anne HsuDr. Anne Hsu
Dr. Anne Hsu is a PhD in neuroscience and is an associate professor at Queen Mary, University of London. Her research topics include behaviour change, motivational psychology, and wellbeing. She is an accredited workplace mediator with the OCN. You can find out more about her at



Benson HoiBenson Hoi
Benson Hoi is a Level 2 counsellor currently studying Level 3, with a coach accreditation from the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and MOE Foundation (Me Others Everyone). He has dedicated himself to helping individuals reach their potential by providing a compassionate, client-centred approach. Benson is highly experienced in the use of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), compassion-focused therapy (CFT), solution-focused therapy (SFT) and person-centred therapy, all of which are used to support clients as they work through difficult times. His goal is to help clients gain insight into their behaviours, values and beliefs so they can make meaningful changes in their lives. Benson also helps clients increase self-awareness, resilience and self-compassion in order to improve overall wellbeing. With Benson’s expertise and dedication, he is determined to help his clients achieve their goals. You can find out more about him at




CET (Berlin time)
18:15 - 19:45

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: 2023-03-08
  • Time: 12:15 - 13:45

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