It seems that Dell is working on a computer that can understand a person’s mood.
This project is part of Dell’s new R&D division. It was revealed by Jai Menon, who is heading up the new unit, in an interview with Business Insider. The goal of this is to make it so that a computer can detect what a person’s mood is and possibly respond to it in an according manner.
“Thought-controlled input is a project we started 6 months ago,” Menon said in the interview. “The notion here is that through some sort of device that you put on, by measuring alpha [brain] waves and so forth, you can actually be able to tell your mood for example: whether your happy or sad. That can then drive the device to, for instance, play music. If you’re sad, it can choose music to cheer you up, for example.”