IDG Contributor Network: How a wearable with AI could be your social coach

For those of us who have Asperger’s or who are just really bad at reading social cues and emotions, it can be challenging to engage with others and carry on an interesting conversation. And even if you are not, we have all had those moments when you cannot tell if someone is being sincere or not when he tells some outlandish story or statement.

To fix this problem, Mashable reported earlier this year that a pair of MIT researchers have developed a wearable “that could someday act as a real-time virtual social coach.” The wearable comes with artificial intelligence (AI), which can analyze a person’s speech patterns and vitals to determine what others are feeling.

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