More than words

This app lets you know how people feel.

Ever wondered how someone was really feeling when they glibly replied “fine”? Israel-based Beyond Verbal says it has developed a platform that can make that possible, analyzing vocal intonations in human speech to understand people’s emotions and character traits, using their raw voice in real-time, as they speak. So far, the company is offering its “emotional analytics” for use in call centres, but they envision it being used in other interesting ways, such as automatically slowing down a car when it detects the driver is stressed.