Artificial intelligence can make a small device detect emotions and help people with disorders, for example.
Than artificial intelligence it will take us to explore unexplored places of human nature itself it is a fact, but in the short term it will be as easy as letting us process it by a simple wearables application is something that shocks, strange and even scary. It is the latest invention of MIT, a detector of emotions in conversation that is able to analyze evolution throughout the different phases, not only stays with an average in values, as sad or cheerful.
Built on a Simband, a Samsung wearable with a couple of years in the market that was launched to offer developers extensive access to sensors for health, the application is able to locate mood swings at 5-second intervalsin addition to offering separately the analysis offers a general result, through the use of two algorithms throughout 31 conversations. During the research, the participants had to tell a story with the Simband on.
Throughout that process, the Simband was thanks to its sensors, fully aware of the changes that were taking place in the person speaking, in terms of changes in skin temperature, pulsations in the heart or sudden movements in the arms. Although it is not very clear how the results have been extracted, the neural networks integrated in the research have been able to succeed in 83% of cases, according to those responsible.
Tuka Alhanai, a student member of the team, sees great potential in commercial uses. “Imagine if at the end of a conversation, they could rewind and see the moments when people around you felt the most anxious. Just for that could be used this product, in addition to for cases of Asperger’s or autism«. Two disorders to which such a solution could help with social relations through advice and guidance.
And that is just the goal of the team, to continue working to make viable an emotional flexibility that offers greater precision in the detection of emotions, beyond whether they are positive and negative, which has not been little.