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The keyboard of the future will know just how you feel

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    The keyboard of the future will know just how you feel


    Your feelings and emotions are revealed not just by what you type but how you type it. In the future, your PC could warn you if you're typing an angry memo or instant message and suggest you step away from the keyboard for a minute, and perhaps take a tea break.

    Today's computers are simply tools, but tomorrow's could be "emotionally aware" systems. Researchers say: "If we could build any system that is intelligent enough to interact with humans that involves emotions, that is, it can detect user emotions and change its behaviour accordingly, then using machines could be more effective and friendly."

    Nazmul Haque Nahin, Jawad Mohammad Alam, Hasan Mahmud and Kamrul Hasan from the Islamic University of Technology in Bangladesh explored the topic by measuring what users typed, and asking them to indicate their emotional state. A pop-up window gave them a choice of nine tick boxes: the standard ISEAR (International Survey on Emotion Antecedents and Reactions) emotional classes of joy, fear, anger, sadness, disgust, shame, and guilt, plus two extra ones: neutral and tired.
    Read more at: The keyboard of the future will know just how you feel | ZDNet

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    Haha... I can just picture it now...

    Me: Clack clack clack clack...
    Keyboard: You may be angry. Perhaps you should take a break.
    Me: Blam Pow, and out the window you go.
    Me: (shouting out the window at the road below) "Hey keyboard, ya got any more keen insights"...???

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    LOL, I'd like to see that
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    Hal9000: "Just what do you think you're doing, Dave?"

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    Just what I need an emotional keyboard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post
    Haha... I can just picture it now...

    Me: Clack clack clack clack...
    Keyboard: You may be angry. Perhaps you should take a break.
    Me: Blam Pow, and out the window you go.
    Me: (shouting out the window at the road below) "Hey keyboard, ya got any more keen insights"...???

    Quote Originally Posted by Nuccii View Post
    LOL, I'd like to see that
    Even rudimentary AI is going to have some backlash. I don't think most people will be very receptive to their electronics coming across like it is smarter or more emotionally aware than them.
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    My KB already knows how I feel, when it gets a whack it's sure I'm not in good mood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    My KB already knows how I feel, when it gets a whack it's sure I'm not in good mood.



    I echo this, and especially as a writer. I'm getting into my character's heads as I'm crying over my keyboard, I'm not actually weepy. I've got a bad habit of hitting my head on the keyboard when I read anything too stupid. I'm fairly certain my keyboard already knows how I feel. We've got a sharing relationship.
    Last edited by Allison; 03 Sep 2014 at 20:49. Reason: I used wrong word.
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    And if i will smash it just for fun, will it predict that ? The point in this keyboard is pressure, is not a very accurrate variable.
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    Given the origin of this invention I have a feeling the message would be more like this, "The words you are using are not allowed. Perhaps you are angry, or emotionally upset. Please delete what you have written and step away from the keyboard until you have calmed down."

    I can't think of a single instance where the computer given me feedback on my emotions is a good thing. Other than some governments, and possibly a few corporations, this is not really a marketable idea.
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