Apple buys artificial intelligence software that can tell people’s emotions from their faces

Apple has bought a company that makes computers that can read the expression on people’s faces. Emotient is the latest in a run of companies focused on image and facial recognition. The deal could be part of the company’s plans to build more artificial intelligence into iPhones and other hardware, apparently with the aim of allowing the software to tell what its user is thinking. Apple added some artificial intelligence to its phones in iOS 9. That phone can guess at what its user is going to be looking for, and tries to show it on screen for easy access. It’s possible that the new acquisition is part of that push — allowing for the phone to tell how its owner is feeling and present them with a playlist of…


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