Would we get on better with clever machines if they understood what mood we were in?

Solo, the “emotional radio”, is a wall-mounted device that looks at your face, analyzes your emotions, and tries to choose music to fit your mood. As well as playing music to suit your mood, Solo’s makers envisage their smart radio being able to alter your mood.

The study of how to make computers and machines more empathetic is known as affective computing, and examples of supposedly emotionally intelligent gadgets have been springing up around the world.

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