Amazon Working On Device To Read Your Emotions

Amazon Working On Device To Read Your Emotions

In a world where bookstores have started selling groceries and computer manufacturers are designing cars, nothing should surprise us. However, the latest news from Amazon is a bit unconventional. Reportedly, the firm is working on a wearable device, similar to a smartwatch, that can detect human emotions. The project is a joint effort between Amazon’s Alexa team and Lab126.

It may be used to determine when the wearer is feeling ill, as shown above, or just abnormal. A 2017 patent describes a design where the voice software uses vocal patterns and algorithms to interpret how a user is feeling. It can detect joy, anger, sorrow, sadness, fear, disgust, boredom, stress, or other emotional states and cater the responses accordingly.

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