The Jerk-o-Meter

By Deane Barker on August 11, 2005

Paying attention on phone? The Jerk-O-Meter knows: And there’s still no cure for cancer.

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing software for cell phones that would analyze speech patterns and voice tones to rate people — on a scale of 0 to 100 percent — on how engaged they are in a conversation.

Thanks Noel.



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