Computers can’t read your mind yet, but they’re getting closer

Can a computer tell if you’re in a good mood or ready to rip someone’s head off? Sort of. Artificial intelligence (AI) startups like Affectiva and Emotient are making headway in this area and their technology has already been applied in market research and advertising applications where the difference between a commercial that bores you and one that captivates (or even enrages) you is the difference between success and failure. Affectiva, for example, offers a cloud based service that reads facial expressions. Customers include big companies, ad agencies, and market research firms. Last week, the company launched a free sampling of that service to new prospects. The name of that trial offer is (God help us) “Emotion as a Service.” Gabi Zijderveld, Affectiva’s vice president of marketing, claimed it has…


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