Only speak when spoken to

It wasn’t Steve Jobs, but former Apple Computer CEO John Sculley, who in his book Odyssey: Pepsi to Apple, introduced us to the Knowledge Navigator, an astoundingly capable virtual assistant. Today, more than thirty years later, smart speakers are trying to implement at least some of the conversational concepts, envisioned in the Knowledge Navigator video, […]

Emotion Lamp

The idea behind the Vocal-Emotion Lamp is rather simple: to use a small affordable computer that can continually recognize emotion from the human voice and then visualize the result of the analysis, effortlessly and enjoyably. The implementation of this idea uses the small and inexpensive Raspberry Pi computer, extended with a far-field microphone expansion board. The software that performs […]