Apple Has Bought A Mysterious Artificial Intelligence Startup That Can Read Your Emotions

Apple has acquired a start up from San Diego called Emotient, the company specialises in creating AI software that can recognise a person’s emotional state.Before the acquisition, the company’s website claimed it would ‘harvest’ huge quantities of imaging data of people’s faces and then use machine learning to translate this into understanding how a person was feeling. Machine learning is a new technique of computing which essentially mimics the way the human brain works. Instead of writing a specific algorithm and then iterating it over and over again a company will use a massive supercomputer and upload huge quantities of data. SEE ALSO: The software will then analyse the data and as it tests itself it begins to learn from its mistakes increasing the accuracy of the answers it provides.Little…


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