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Amazon may be working on a device that can interpret emotion

From: Ebook Friendly

From Star Trek to Star Wars, lifelike machines has long been a subject of sci-fi movies. Fiction, however, is soon to become reality as Amazon works on a device that can recognize human emotion.

As Bloomberg reports, Amazon is currently developing a gadget that is capable of reading human emotion in collaboration between the Alexa voice software team and Lab123, the group behind Amazon’s Fire phone and Echo smart speaker.

This voice-activated device is designed to apprehend a person’s emotional state solely from the sound of his or her voice. Worn on a wrist of the subject, it would work with a smartphone app and is designated as a “health and wellness” product.

A US patent filed in 2017 suggests Amazon could use recognition of human emotion to recommend products or otherwise tailor responses – as it describes a system in which voice software analyzes vocal patterns and distinguishes between “joy, anger, sorrow, sadness, fear, disgust, boredom, stress, or other emotional states.”

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