Microsoft wants to guess how you’re feeling

Some people can tell how others are feeling just by looking at them; now Microsoft is trying to give computers that same ability. The company launched a new website today (Nov. 11) that uses facial recognition and artificial intelligence to try to determine the emotions of people in photos, and it wants developers to use the technology in their apps. To test out how well Microsoft’s AI program can determine your emotional state, upload a photo to the beta test site on the company’s Project Oxford site—the home for its artificial-intelligence research. The site will then spit out a string of information in a computer-readable list format that might not seem particularly intelligible at first, but would be great for any developer looking to build this technology into an app.…


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