Microsoft’s Project Oxford gets emotional: A new tool can detect emotions in photos

Microsoft has announced plans to release public beta versions of new tools in its Project Oxford that will help developers take advantage of recent advances in the fields of machine learning and artificial intelligence, including one that can recognize emotion. Project Oxford, which was introduced in May, allows developers to create smarter apps, which can do things like recognize faces and interpret natural language even if the app developers are not experts in those fields. Project Oxford includes four main components — face recognition, speech processing, visual tools, and language understanding intelligent service (LUIS). The new tools are designed for developers who don’t necessarily have machine learning or artificial intelligence expertise but want to include capabilities like speech, vision and language understanding in their apps. The emotion tool can be used to create systems…


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