A layperson’s exploration of all things voice

May 16, 2019

Will Alexa Be Able to Tell What Mood You’re In?

At this year’s “Alexa Conference,” Bret Kinsella of “voicebot.ai” talked about potential advancements in voice assistants that blew my mind. He said that these assistants could become more sophisticated – evolving from “undifferentiated” to “adaptive” interactions.

What this means is that the voice assistant might be able to discern what mood you’re in when you ask a question. And the type of response from the voice assistant would match that mood. For example, if you’re in a bad mood, the answer from Alexa will come back somber. If you’re in a good mood, you may get a joking response in return.

Think of the implications. Someone that truly listens to you. Wow…