Amazon preparing a wearable that ‘reads human emotions,’ says report

<em>Amazon Echo speaker.</em>

In a week of eyebrow-raising headlines surrounding the US-China trade spat, this latest report from Bloomberg still manages to stand out: Amazon is said to be working on a new wrist-worn device that’s supposed to be able to read human emotions. This would be a rather novel health and wellness gadget, of the sort we’re more used to seeing feature in tenuous crowdfunding campaigns instead of from one of the world’s biggest tech companies.

Bloomberg has reviewed internal Amazon documents, which reportedly show the Alexa voice software team and Amazon’s Lab126 hardware division are collaborating on the upcoming wearable. Lab126 has already been responsible for the Kindle, Fire Phone, and the Echo speaker that first introduced Alexa to the…

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