The gig is up. New cell phone software is in the works at Massachusetts Institute of Technology that will let people know when the person they are talking to is just pretending to be interested.
The "Jerk-O-Meter" software analyzes speech patterns and voice tones to rate people on a scale of 0 to 100 percent as to how engaged they are in a conversation. It uses mathematical algorithms to measure levels of stress and empathy in a person's voice and also keeps track of how often someone is speaking.
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