...for exasperated drivers, help may be at hand in the shape of a satnav system that understands a driver’s emotions and adjusts its behaviour accordingly.Bad move, scientists!
This is the brainchild of one Professor Peter Robinson, who got irritated with his sat-nav:
‘The problem is computers don’t react to how I feel – if I’m pleased or annoyed they just ignore me. We’re building emotionally intelligent computers that can read my mind and know how I feel.Can Skynet be far behind?
‘Computers are really good at understanding what someone is typing or saying. But they need to understand not just what I’m saying, but how I’m saying it.’
His team hopes to develop a robot that can communicate with humans.
And as Manwiddecombe points out, could this be a way of getting yet another type of monitoring equipment into as many cars as possible?