Artificial intelligence isn’t just for processing requests and synthesizing data anymore. Now, some startups are even developing technology that can understand sentiment, a trend known as affective computing.
Beyond Verbal, a Tel Aviv-based startup, for one, uses technology to analyze vocal intonations to determine a person’s mood. Affectiva’s software accomplishes a similar mission, but by instead monitoring a person’s face. The idea is, that by understanding emotions, artificially intelligent technology could predict a person’s needs in drastically more human ways.