I purchased my Amazon Echo months ago and I love it! My kids talk to it and ask it silly questions. I love it for the built-in 10,000 plus skills which can help me with anything from recipes to sports updates or remind me to feed the dog! Now, on top of Echo’s amazing “skills”set, they are developing emotion and voice recognition! I’m so intrigued by this…will Alexa know if i’m grumpy and play my favorite happy song? Or remind me that it’s okay after a crappy day? What’s next, little mechanical arms to give me a back rub??? AI is amazing and scary as hell! More on this later.
If you feel like geeking out and getting all the details on how the voice/emotion recognition works, Time has the full story.