Through its various technological bells and whistles and the apps that you're constantly updating with what you're doing there, your smartphone already knows a lot about you. But don't you wish your phone knew you a little more, you know, intimately? Intel's chief technology guru says it will, and soon. The company is working up ways to help phones connect with users on an emotional level, sensing moods and feelings and reacting accordingly.
How will your phone climb out of your pocket and into your head? Intel's CTO Justin Rattner thinks that, by combining the geolocation already standard in smartphones with data from sources (the microphone, the camera, the gyro, etc.), phones could figure out a lot more about you. For instance, gyro data could tell if you're taking an easygoing stroll or if you're rushing. Judging by time, noise levels, and even things like breathing, your phone could know if you are asleep or awake.
By logging this data, your phone could learn a lot about your routine: when you typically sleep and when you wake up, when you generally perform your morning and evening commutes, places you frequent, what news you like to read on your mobile device, or what coffee shop is your favorite. By learning how you live, it could then offer you advice, move your news apps to your home screen during your a.m. bus commute, or perhaps even notify you when that Starbucks near your office that you frequent is giving away free free non-fat half-caff lattes (because that's your favorite, and your phone knows it).
Mood-sensing phones are pure concept for now, but Rattner has suggested publicly that context-aware computing will begin to emerge in Intel products in the "not-too-distant future." The company has already demonstrated a television remote that knows who is holding it by learning how different members of a household grasp it, learning each viewer's entertainment likes and dislikes as well.
Networked with a phone that knows where you've been, what news you're already heard about, and how you're feeling, soon your TV could know if you're in the mood for Monday Night Football or a quiet night catching up on Gossip Girl. And stop trying to act like you don't like Gossip Girl. Your phone told us so.
my thoughts exactly..will my phone start telling me not to go places cause I always get in trouble there? lol or will it just remind me to carry a weapon when I might be entering a dangerous area
This sucks...what happens when my boss calls me and my phone tells him that Im annoyed with him. Damn...what if your phone tells you're wife what you're feeling if she calls you while you're at a strip club?
nooooo thank you.
phone: dave you sound sad what would make you happy
dave:can you open my car door
phone:im sorry dave im afarid i cant do that
Sounds kool. idk if id want one but id be reeeeeeel interested. but hilfest has a point. what if some bitch that i fake friends with cuz i have to calls me? haha. that would not be fun. especially if my fone called her a bitch. yah how would u like to write the headline on that one? high skool drama comes home? yah. not for me.
So, Facebook's "Suggestions" feature, but for the real world?
I don't really like the concept, but it's entirely a matter of implementation and personal taste whether or not it would actually be an extra battery-draining bit of code that never does anything, a spam-generating annoyance, or actually useful in some cases for finding things you wouldn't have otherwise.
MuNcHiEs1122 As impractical as it is you can't deny how could awesome this would be. I wouldn't live off the phone and it's suggestions, but this is still rad. I would love to have a phone like this on the side
Oh great, now my phone can anticipate when I'm going to throw it...
I don't know if this is really worth the effort. At least not with the list of features mentioned above.
However, here's a better idea: find a way to combine Emotiv tech (which senses how much you're paying attention) with a phone. Then, every time you're on a call to Person X (with your phone up to your head, perfect for Emotiv), detect your concentration. If you never seem to pay attention to Person X anyway, then when you hang up, the phone could give you some intuitive options: "Ignore Contact, Quiet Contact, or Deprioritize Contact Voicemail" for example ("Quiet Contact" would lower the volume of the ring for that person, and "Deprioritize Contact Voicemail" will put this user's voicemail at the end of the list at all times, so you hear other voicemails first).
By contrast, if you're usually hyper-attentive to Person Y, it could suggest "Amplify Contact or Prioritize Contact Voicemail" ("Amplify" makes this contact's ringtone a bit louder than others, and "Prioritize" puts this contact's voicemails at the beginning of the list so you hear them first).
Of course, the whole priority voicemail thing can be manually changed to sort voicemails by contact (higher numbers first, lower numbers last, unset contacts' voicemails in the middle sorted by date). But the auto-set would constantly adapt to prioritize contacts based on the amount of concentration you have during calls with each one. Of course, to avoid random one-off events (i.e. you're talking to your boss, but you're distracted by your dog peeing on your leg), it would only adjust after three or four calls with them, and use the average concentration.
-IMP ;) :)
What a load of cr*p! Just what I want, my phone bugging me about stuff. (Did I say that I wanted a latte?)
And ( just POSSIBLY) telling my carrier so that they can do MORE data mining.
This better be optional.