Microsoft bolsters artificial intelligence with additions to Project Oxford

Microsoft’s Project Oxford, a suite of developer tools based on the company’s machine learning and artificial intelligence research, is getting a new quintet of services, the company announced at its Future Decoded conference in London.  Developers can now take advantage of an emotion detection service that looks at a photo and lists an array of emotions that it detects on the subjects’ faces. For each person in an image (up to a certain number), the service will pass back the probabilities that someone is expressing anger, happiness, fear, surprise, disgust, sadness, contempt or nothing at all. According to Ryan Galgon, a senior program manager at Microsoft, the company built the service after it saw developers using Project Oxford’s existing face detection technology in applications that run sentiment analysis on photographs.…


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