Beyond Verbal, based in Tel Aviv, Israel, has been at the forefront of emotions analytics research and implementation since its creation in 2012, based on 21 years of research by a team of physicists and neuropsychologists led by Yoram Levanon.
Some 2.3 million voice samples, in more than 40 languages, have been studied.
They were picked up by Bukit Aman Commercial Crime Division officers in three raids in Jalan Klang Lama, Cyberjaya and Damansara on Tuesday.
Commercial Crimes Investigation Department director Datuk Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani said the five, aged between 28 and 40, had allegedly duped several people via social media by developing personal relationships before dumping them after getting their money.
Surveys, questionnaires and diagnostic tests all have their place, but it often isn’t easy to get to the bottom of what people really mean, feel and want.
During the past few years, however, several companies have developed products that aim to do just that.
He also said in a statement yesterday that the department had been investigating 581 cases since early this year.
“The result is a platform that can extract, decode and measure a full spectrum of human emotions from a person’s raw voice via a set of emotional detection engines that allow voices and applications to understand an individual’s mood, attitude and decision-making characteristics as they speak,” says Tatiana Shchertsovsky, the company’s marketing manager.
She notes that Beyond Verbal originally focused on pure emotions analytics.
The cases, including love scams, were mostly done via social media and people were duped into making payments without even having met the person. The scammer use popular social, dating and business networking sites.
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