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Dell's New Research Lab Is Working On Mood-Sensing Computers Like The One In The Movie 'Her'

Dell's New Research Lab Is Working On Mood-Sensing Computers Like The One In The Movie 'Her' | Mood sensing UI | Scoop.it
About six months ago, Dell announced that it was launching its first ever R&D department.
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An interesting connection is made here between gesture control and mood sensing.  The real challenge will be to find a way to reliably sense mood without needing a sensor headband.

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Russian Mood-Sensing Retail Device Readies for U.S. Invasion

Russian Mood-Sensing Retail Device Readies for U.S. Invasion | Mood sensing UI | Scoop.it
Synqera is a point of sale analytics and loyalty startup using tablets mounted to kiosks that sync people's facial emotions and personalize shopping.
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An interesting application for emotion tracking, though doubtless it is mostly a demographic defining system.  Using age, sex and race combined with purchases to present promotions.

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Cognitive Computing: 5 Future Technology Innovations from IBM

The goal of cognitive computing is to get a computer to behave, think and interact the way humans do. In 5 years, machines will emulate human senses, each in...
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Cognitive computing will help to truly personalise computers, and these computer systems would be armed with the inputs we take for granted, ie sight, hearing, and touch.  This could allow them to simulate human emotion and insight more effectively resulting in the computerisation of some "creative" processes.

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Apple seeks patent for mood-sensing technology

Apple seeks patent for mood-sensing technology | Mood sensing UI | Scoop.it
Cupertino trying to satisfy all of the people, all of the time (especially advertisers)
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Apple registering a very vague and broad patent lends weight to the assumption that this is an area to watch.  Having said that, these tech giants have a tendency to patent every hunch.

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Hype Cycle for Human-Computer Interaction, 2013

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I foresee mood recognition being included in future "natural" user interfaces.  Mood recognition will be ever more beneficial as we interface with more varied technologies.  Household products, including appliances and mobile robot interfaces would benefit from a combination of natural language and mood recognition, as would car & home automation.

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