Amazon’s Alexa Will Soon Be Able to Detect How You Feel
Amazon’s (AMZN) Alexa may be getting a lot more intelligent in the future.
The MIT Technology Review reported that the virtual assistant could one day recognize how a user feels based on the tone of the person’s voice. For instance, if the user needs to repeat a request, the product may be able to detect irritation and apologize.
Alexa, which is available via Amazon Echo, will reportedly get updated in order to stay ahead of its competition in the space (such as Apple’s Siri and Google’s recently unveiled Home), according to the report, which cites an unnamed source.