IBM researchers have created the IBM Watson Tone Analyzer, a supercomputer application which can read a message and judge the tone conveyed in the message.
This is the kind of task that a human can do naturally, but that takes a lot more intelligence than a computer can usually deliver.
But Rama Akkiraju, distinguished engineer and master inventor at IBM Watson User Technologies, wrote in a blog post, “Can a computer detect the tones conveyed in a message accurately and automatically? Helping humans assess and refine tone in written communication is an interesting challenge in the artificial intelligence and cognitive sciences fields. At IBM Watson, we are beginning to answer this question.” [Read More]