• 09-17-2021

  • 2 min read

  • Dasha Fomina

Weekly Digest: AI Emotion Detection Technology and AR-Powered Smart Glasses

 

Xiaomi unveils AR-powered smart glasses

 

Xiaomi launched a pair of its own smart glasses, that come with a MicroLED display built into the right lens and a 5-megapixel camera on the front. Featuring a quad-core ARM processor, battery, a touchpad on the frame, and Wi-Fi as well as Bluetooth connectivity, the glasses weigh 51 grams and run on Android. Via Mashable.

 

 

Chatbots could help people with substance use disorder avoid relapse

 

Conducted during the COVID-19 pandemic and published in Drug and Alcohol Dependence, the new study found that individuals with SUD using the chatbot Woebot significantly reduced their substance use occasions more than individuals on the waitlist, who did not receive the intervention. The bulk of participants in the test group also said that they would recommend the intervention. Via Mobile Health News.

 


Microsoft patents AI technology for emotion detection

 

Microsoft has filed a patent for AI-powered emotion detection technology that can detect and measure how people are feeling based on their voice and other signals. The patent focuses on giving Xbox games the ability to collect audio streams from voice chat and analyze the player’s emotions at that moment. Via Voicebot.ai.

 


Experiment shows kids interact differently with virtual assistants and humans

 

Led by University of Washington associate professor Alexis Hiniker, the new study recruited 22 families from the Seattle area. Children were taught to use the word “Bungo” when interacting with a voice agent through an interface on a tablet. The instructions were delivered by a hidden researcher who talked with the children via a synthetic voice, visualized as an animated image. The researchers discovered that children interact differently with robots and humans. Via Geek WIre.

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