Amazon hardware unit Lab126 is collaborating with the Alexa voice software team to produce a wrist-worn, voice-activated device that can read human emotions, Bloomberg reports. By discerning emotions via the sound of a person’s voice, the device could ultimately direct the wearer on how to communicate with others.
Amazon has released an updated version of its Alexa Skills Kit Developer Console; it’s designed to improve developer workflow. The console has been broken down into four levels of app development: building, testing, launching and measuring.
Voice assistants and artificial intelligence were heavy areas of focus at this year’s CES, as was the connectivity making these technologies possible. Voice in vehicles drew particular attention, with Baidu Vice Chairman Qi Lu saying, “There will be no border between a home and a vehicle. Whatever you can do at home, you should be able to do it in cars.”