The website can transfer a voice input by the users (how they are
feeling today) into a numeric value (the lucky number). Demo video shows
several stages including the input stage, output stage, error stage,
etc. The code itself is pretty simple and straightforward. I would like
to explore the process of code trying to understand people’s emotion
through pre-determined functions designed and written into it. Though
knowing that the code is not capable of aligning each word to its
meaning (even so, do the user really mean happy when they say the word
“happy”? How can code detect subtle emotions when users say the word in
different tones?), the action of attempting to do so itself is already a
meaningful discussion. What is true emotion? What is attempted emotion?
Can attempted emotion be “correct”? Or at least, how close can they be?
When they are not attempting in the way that we think they should, what
does that mean to be told by some lines of code that my happiness equal
to the generated value?