Emotional intelligence for smartphones?

Engineers have developed a new computer program that gauges human feelings through speech, bringing the prospect of a phone that can pick up on your mood and, say, play you music to match.

Computer system can tell when it's boring you

A Spanish team says it's developed a system that allows a machine to recognize a person’s emotional state and take it into account during conversation.

Smile: you'll be miserable by mid-afternoon, Twitter data shows

Wherever you are, whoever you are, the odds are that you wake up cheerful and get steadily more grumpy through the day - until the evening comes and you can kick back a bit.

Algorithm can read a person's face

Researchers have developed software that can tell a person's personality and mood from their facial expression.