Bringing people one step closer to robot sentience, Beyond Verbal has developed software that can read emotions from voice called the 'Moodies' app. The frightening software can take clips of your voice and analyze it in real time. Moodies then determines what the speaker's mood is with their patented "emotions analytics."
Over the course of 18 years, Beyond Verbal worked with a team of physicists, neuro-psychologists and other experts to develop its emotion recognition engine. The Moodies app is just a simple demonstration of how powerful the software is.
The emotions analytics algorithms work by looking at speech in pieces. Fragments that are between 10 and 15 seconds are analyzed instantly. That information can then be relayed back to the app's user.