Emotional Social Intelligence Prosthetic camera tells you if you're boring

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We’ve all wandered off on tangents about our incredibly hilarious cat or intolerably handsome mate or unbelievably brilliant infant and usually manage to find our way back, but those with autism or Asperger’s Syndrome can easily stay socially lost. MIT grad student Rana El Kaliouby has developed a solution, an Emotional Social Intelligence Prosthetic which monitors the body language of those around you and relays you helpful hints like “stop talking about your collection of fat Elvis stamps”. The device correctly identified emotions 90% of the time when exposed to actors, and 64% of the time with everyday people, which is still probably more accurate than even healthy human beings. Damn, we’re self-absorbed. At least, I am. [GT]

Emotional Social Intelligence Prosthetic [via Popgadget]

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