Emotive output is on the other side of the interface coin from perceptive input. Emotive output encompasses computer systems that produce a context-appropriate message in text, audio, or visual form. These computer systems are designed to generate responses that exhibit affect through peripheral gestures, natural language tone or sentiment, or through a simulation of appropriate emotion via an output avatar.
True natural language communications goes beyond just words to include gestures, tone, and sentiment to match the intent of the recipient. While emotive output technology is in its infancy, it's advancing rapidly with very promising results.
Chatbots are already changing the ways in which we interact with consumer appliances and enterprise applications, but they are only the beginning for natural language human-computer interfaces (HCI).
Next-generation intelligent interfaces that leverage natural language processing have the potential to transform areas of the enterprise such as HR, customer service, training, product testing, and more.