SRI is focused first on commercial partners for the technology, called SenSay Analytics.
The system is designed to identify emotional state based on a variety of cues, including typing patterns, speech tone, facial expressions, and body movements.
Amazon recognizes that and is working on injecting emotional intelligence into Alexa, the virtual assistant powering its home robot Echo (“”). And earlier this year Apple acquired Emotient, a startup that built technology that can analyze facial expressions, which could end up finding its way into Siri.
- (Jan 2016)