Inside APA's Technology, Mind, & Society Conference

American psychological association


Technology, Mind and Society Conference Highlights

The American Psychological Association is the leading scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States, with more than 115,700 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students as its members.

APA's Technology, Mind, and Society conference provides a venue for reporting and assessing current efforts to understand and shape the interactions of human beings and technology, for identifying priorities for future work, and for promoting exchange and collaboration among participants. 

"Trying to bring in a much broader understanding of human intelligence and human behavior and use that as a basis of designing machines."

Justine Cassell, Associate Dean for Technology Strategy and Impact Carnegie Mellon University

Social Robotics & Human Behavior

Cynthia Breazeal, April 9, 2018


APAPsycIQ: Social robots are designed to interact with people in an interpersonal way, engaging and supporting collaborative social and emotive behavior for beneficial outcomes. 

Dr. Cynthia Breazeal, Associate Professor at the MIT Media Lab; Founder, Personal Robots Group Massachusetts Institute of Technology, shares the projects her lab is developing, testing, and evaluating social robots over repeated encounters with people in real world environments such as the home, schools, or hospitals.

"What I've been showing you in this growing body of work today, is this more moving towards this relational AI, this AI that can change, that can learn about you, that can adapt with you to try to pull you along an aspirational path." 

Dr. Cynthia Breazeal