Microsoft’s AI can detect your emotions (but only if you’re angry)

Microsoft Microsoft reckons its AI can read your emotions. The company’s putting its money where your mouth is and is letting anyone upload their face to its emotion-detecting API. Part of Project Oxford, it uses “world-class machine learning” to interpret how people are feeling. The project caused offence earlier this year by trying to work out how old people were, with Microsoft warning that its experimental platform was “not always accurate”. The facial recognition engine deals with eight different emotions and works out a score, which adds up to one, for each image. The emotions are: Anger Contempt Disgust Fear Happiness Neutral Sadness Surprise WIRED felt stock images would provide the perfect test for Microsoft’s AI. But just how well does it express human emotions? Anger This angry, angry, stockman prompted…


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