Apple Acquires Emotion-Aware AI Startup Emotient

All the major tech companies have been exploring ways to use machine learning and artificial intelligence to improve their products and be more competitive in the marketplace, and Apple is no exception. The tech giant’s latest acquisition in that space is Emotient, a startup whose technology analyzes people’s faces to assess their emotions. Neither Emotient nor Apple responded to our requests for more information about the transaction. The acquisition was first reported yesterday by the Wall Street Journal, but no details about the purchase price or time frame were available. Automated emotion recognition has a wide range of potential applications, from enabling better medical care for non-verbal patients to gaining insights into the responses of political candidates during public appearances (something Emotient did with participants in the first Republican presidential…


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