Amazon’s Halo wearable is supposed to be able to judge people’s emotions by their tone of voice; experts argue that human emotions are too complex and subtle for an algorithm to decipher. Photo: ShutterstockAmazon’s Halo wearable is supposed to be able to judge people’s emotions by their tone of voice; experts argue that human emotions are too complex and subtle for an algorithm to decipher. Photo: Shutterstock
Amazon’s Halo wearable is supposed to be able to judge people’s emotions by their tone of voice; experts argue that human emotions are too complex and subtle for an algorithm to decipher. Photo: Shutterstock

Can Amazon Halo tell your emotions by your tone of voice? Experts doubt it. Others worry about the privacy issue

  • Amazon’s new wearable includes a Tone feature that is supposed to tell your emotional state by the tone of your voice
  • Critics believe human emotions and communications are too complex for an algorithm to decipher; other AI experts wonder what Amazon will do with the information

Topic |   Artificial intelligence
Amazon’s Halo wearable is supposed to be able to judge people’s emotions by their tone of voice; experts argue that human emotions are too complex and subtle for an algorithm to decipher. Photo: ShutterstockAmazon’s Halo wearable is supposed to be able to judge people’s emotions by their tone of voice; experts argue that human emotions are too complex and subtle for an algorithm to decipher. Photo: Shutterstock
Amazon’s Halo wearable is supposed to be able to judge people’s emotions by their tone of voice; experts argue that human emotions are too complex and subtle for an algorithm to decipher. Photo: Shutterstock
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