Author of the best-selling book about the future of artificial emotional intelligence, Richards deep understanding of the developing emotion economy has made him a global thought leader on this subject. With the recent development of artificial emotional intelligence or emotion AI, this new branch of computer science is developing systems that can read, interpret, mimic and even influence our emotions. Because emotion is such a core aspect of the human condition, these technologies are being, or will be used, in everything from education, health care, the military, social robotics, law enforcement, autism detection and therapies, political campaigns, advertising, marketing and much more. What will be the repercussions of such technology? How will it alter our society and personal relationships? Ultimately, what can and cant we do to protect ourselves?