Microsoft Recognizes Behavior In Images

While humans are known for the ability to recognize emotions on people’s faces, computers are just beginning to identify emotions communicated by the facial expressions in an image. Some call this face tracking, and it will help Microsoft target better ads. Not only for display advertisements, but search ads as well. Machine-learning tools improve as they ingest and process data. Advancements in these tools have allowed computer scientists to create smarter apps that can identify sounds, words, images, and now facial expressions. So Microsoft is making available separate application program interfaces for vision, speech and language.  Last week, the Microsoft Project Oxford team released a new tool that analyzes eight emotional states including anger, contempt, fear, disgust, happiness, neutral, sadness, and surprise. Each emotion is identifies through something Microsoft engineers call…


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