TECHNOLOGY AND TRUE EMOTIONS

Emotion detecting AI can turn your emotions against you. Radar brought that scoring behaviour cross different user platforms as well as AI detecting users emotions up on Radar Summit 2019 as technology areas to follow. Now it is time to re-visit the emotion detecting AI developments and see what has happened.

Big Tech is competing for patents around emotion detection. In a filing published last month, Microsoft proposed using biometric data (e.g. heart rate, blood pressure) combined with data like how long you spend writing an email to generate an anxiety score. Over a given threshold, the system recommends a wellness intervention –– for example, before you send an email. Amazon has been particularly active in the area, filing multiple patents focusing on sentiment and emotion detection from audio data. That emotive data can then be used to customize recommendations, an area that aligns closely with its Alexa voice assistant and Halo wearable, which launched last year…