Dango, an emoji suggestion app that uses “deep learning”, but not well

Share this: First world problems. A new app from Toronto’s Dango can be filed solidly under solving an issue that many, particularly those over the age of 30, probably didn’t even know existed. Here’s the problem: you are typing a text on your phone. You want to find the perfect emoji to summarize how you are feeling. Your phone has a ton of emojis but you can’t find the right one without scrolling through an endless list and losing the moment. “Hearts” (the top emoji used on Twitter last year) won’t do. Neither will “Joy”, “Unamused”, “Heart Eyes”, or “Relaxed”, which round out the top five most popular. What to do? Enter Toronto-based Dango. Dango bolts on to existing messaging apps like Kik, Instagram and Twitter to help users quickly…


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