Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Now your car is able to understand you ...

The company Affective Media has been working on creating a system able to recognize and understand human mood through their voice ! This feature is likely to be useful to adapt the behaviour of a machine to its user, and this system is already studied by Toyota to be implemented in cars.

Indeed, in the future, cars will include voice-activated commands, and consequently, adding this feature to the on-board system may help the car reacting appropriately : Angry or nervous drivers are far more prone to accidents than peaceful ones.

Unfortunately, this new technology will probably worsen a recent problem : drivers rely far too much on on-board technology, being convinced that thanks to electronics, their car is perfectly safe ...

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