Earlier this year, we caught a patent submitted by Microsoft that would allow its Windows Phones to enter an “inconspicuous mode” when it detects certain things like an area’s lighting as well as location. Patents are one thing, and actually experimenting with a feature is another, and that’s what Microsoft has been doing with its “mood sensors.”
In a recently discovered research paper written by Microsoft Research in Asia, the company has been toying around with smartphones that can detect how you are feeling. The technology, which at this time is being referred to as MoodScope, would allow users to automatically share these moods with friends in real time through a number of networks, such as Facebook.
According to the report, Microsoft has already built a prototype that could detect your mood with nearly 66% accuracy on average. Microsoft believes its MoodScope could help inform others how you’re feeling prior to speaking with them as well as using the service to allow video and music services recommend content based on your current mood.