Amazon is building a voice-activated wearable that can 'read human emotions' and suggest products

Mail Online | 5/23/2019 | Annie Palmer For Dailymail.com
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Amazon already knows a lot about its users, thanks to the plethora of data gathered from Alexa-equipped devices and the millions of purchases made on the e-commerce site.

But soon, the tech giant's AI could be able to do more than just predict users' morning commute or notify them when they run out of toilet paper.

Amazon - Process - Device - Emotions - Variety

Amazon is in the process of developing a voice-activated wearable device that can recognize human emotions using a variety of signals, Bloomberg reported.

The device would be worn on a wrist and could be equipped with microphones and voice-detection software that allow it to interpret human emotions.

User - State - Sound - Voice - Advise

It would be able to determine a user's emotional state just by the sound of their voice, as well as advise the wearer on how to interact more effectively with others, Bloomberg said.

Based on a user's emotions, it can then suggest products or provide more personalized recommendations.

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The device is reportedly being developed at Amazon as part of a secret project being referred to internally as 'Dylan.'

Amazon's Lab126, which oversaw hardware projects like the now-defunct Fire phone and the lineup of Echo devices, is working with the Alexa voice software team to build the wearable.

Tech - Giant - Report - Response - Inquiry

The tech giant declined to comment on the report in response to an inquiry from Mail Online.

It's not yet clear how far along Amazon is in the development of the device and it's possible that the wearable...
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