How machines are learning to read your mood

GWEN IFILL: Now: developing technology that can better identify your own emotions. At a time when people are concerned about what data can track and how it can be sold, it is an advance that clearly raises concerns. But it may also yield some important benefits. The “NewsHour”‘s April Brown takes a look, part of our weekly series on the Leading Edge of science and technology. DAN MCDUFF, Director of Research, Affectiva: You can control the movements of BB-8, the little droid, based on how your facial expressions are changing. APRIL BROWN: If this little droid looks familiar, you may have seen him in the most recent Star Wars film. BB-8 moved on his own on the fictional planet Jakku, but here in Boston, Dan McDuff is in charge. DAN…


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