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Watch tells boring people when time to shut up...

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Watch tells boring people when time to shut up...


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The watch that tells boring people when it’s time to shut up


Mark Bridge Technology Correspondent


Worried that you’re boring your date senseless? A new smartwatch uses artificial intelligence to assess the tone of the conversation between two people, and will vibrate if it goes downhill

Jason Dorfman/MIT CSAIL


It could be a robotic guardian angel for anyone on a first date who fears they may be boring.


Scientists have created a gadget that is worn like a wristwatch and uses artificial intelligence to assess a conversation’s tone. It can differentiate between happy, sad and neutral, but some versions could also tell whether your delivery is boring or awkward.


It could be installed in smartphones or watches that would vibrate if the conversation went downhill during a date or interview, researchers said.


The team from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) used a wristband loaded with sensors to capture physiological data including heart rate, blood pressure, blood flow, temperature and movement.


They also made audio recordings to analyse pitch, energy levels and vocabulary. They trained…





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