Affectiva has announced that its new Emotion API for Speech (beta) is now available to beta users. The API analyzes recorded speech identifying emotion events and gender. An initial set of metrics is now available and includes metrics such as laughing, anger, irritation, and hostility.
One of the more problematic elements of building any application is managing end user identities. Writing the code to manage who gets to access any given application not only is time consuming; it doesn’t usually add much in the way of unique value to the application.