Microsoft opens machine learning API that detects if a person is happy or sad

Esteemed scientist and Microsoft Research lead Chris Bishop has launched a set of free machine learning Application Programmer Interfaces (APIs) – including one that can tell if a person is happy or sad.Bishop, who is head laboratist at Microsoft Research Cambridge, revealed that developers and businesses can get their hands on tools based on Microsoft products to bring AI like speech recognition, vision and language understanding into their apps. Chris Bishop at the Future Decoded conferenceThe resurgence of machine learning, rooted in academics and boosted by software company Microsoft decades ago, is having a comeback as advertising and social networks see the potential in recognising users and personalising experiences with products. Bishop, a renowned AI researcher, said that machine learning could rival that of humans within 50 years, despite the fact that research…


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