Emotional awareness is intuitive to us. We are wired to know when we and others are feeling angry, sad, disgusted… because our survival depends on it.
Our ancestors needed to monitor reactions of disgust to know which foods to stay away from. Children observed reactions of anger from their elders to know which group norms should not be broken.
In other words, the decoding of the contextual nuances of these emotional expressions has served us since time immemorial.
Presumably, artificial intelligence exists to serve us. So, to build truly ‘intelligent’ AI that adequately serves humanity, the ability to