Happily disgusted or sadly angered: Can Microsoft guess what you feel – by your photo?

Computers are one step closer to determining how people feel, with Microsoft presenting its new emotion recognition tool as a part of its ambitious artificial intelligence project. The new program can try and guess people’s emotions by a photo. The new Microsoft tool can ‘look’ at photos, identify people’s faces in them and then rate their feelings by giving them different scores on a number of emotions. ‘Emotional options’ of the new program include anger, contempt, disgust, fear, happiness, sadness, surprise and a neutral emotional stance. Part of a new series of updates for its artificial intelligence research project, called ‘Project Oxford API,’ the new tool was presented by Microsoft at the company’s Future Decoded conference in the UK on Wednesday. Although the new instrument is yet not very accurate, Microsoft…


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