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Google+ Offers Real-Time Suggestions For Better Video Chatting Manners [Video]

Google+ Offers Real-Time Suggestions For Better Video Chatting Manners [Video]
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Get more out of your conversation with the help of this facial recognition app.

Serena Chu
  • 18 december 2013

Lauren McCarthy and Kyle McDonald recently introduced a Google Hangout app that uses facial recognition and speech analysis algorithms to enhance virtual conversations. The app is named Us+, and will call out anyone who might be taking the conversation in an insincere direction. Unafraid to hurt your feelings, Us+ will tell you to “stop talking about yourself so much” and automute you if you don’t take its advice the first time around.

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You can try, but it will be hard to fake emotions in front of this app. Us+ can pick up on signs of self-absorption, honesty, and negativity, and will display your moods in a bar graph, which changes depending on the flow of the conversation.

If you have Google Hangouts downloaded on your computer, why not give Us+ a try. Below is a video showing how the app can guide a dialogue.

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Source: Lauren McCarthy

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