"We're building emotionally intelligent computers, ones that can read my mind and know how I feel," Professor Robinson says. "Computers are really good at understanding what someone is typing or even saying. But they need to understand not just what I'm saying, but how I'm saying it."
Here is a video documentary explaining the process:
I guess in the future there will be no need for human to human contact? If computers can read your emotions and behave in a way that simulates a human being; who needs friends? Hm, I can imagine this technology being used to replace psychologists in the far future, can't you?
Hehe, that would be funny. That is until the created turn on the creators and with there new found knowledge of the entire human psyche, what could stop them?
Source: Cambridge University