A new Microsoft patent shows how the technology giant might assign meetings scores based on attendees body language and facial expressions in the future.
The patent for an “insight computing system” would track numerous parameters including the number of people in a meeting, room temperature, time of day, the number of time each participant speaks, and more.
It would also track “speech patterns” that would be able to detect “boredom” or “fatigue”. This would be matched against other tasks such as “texting, checking email, [and] browsing the Internet” as well as being informed by an employee’s schedule.
This tracking could be done via a smartphone, computer, and a range of other electronic devices, which would allow the system to use wi-fi and Bluetooth beacons to count how many people are in a room at one time.
“Because conventional computerized scheduling systems lack real-world context, users