Smart speaker reads emotions to play music

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This is part of a series of articles that looks at entrepreneurs hoping to get their ideas off the ground through crowdfunding. At the time of writing, each of these innovations is currently seeking funding.

We have already seen headphones that stimulate nerves to let users feel their music. Now, a new speaker system is claiming to use human moods to learn what tunes users want to listen to. Moodbox uses its artificial intelligence system to work out what music users most want to listen to. Users interact with the Moodbox by voice control, and can keep a diary of their moods using the speaker's smartphone app. The system can work out what music to play by listening to what users say and their tone of voice. Then, depending on the situation or time of day,…

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