Over the years, computers have been known to have no feeling and inept at reading emotions. This ability has been believed to be sacred to only human but guess what, computers will soon be able to read your emotions (not just smileys this time). Very soon humans may begin to compete with computer on the ability to correctly read and interpret emotions. Rana el Kaliouby, Chief Science Officer and co-founder of and her team built an app “emotion engine” that knows how you feel from the look on your face.
They wrote an algorithm that finds the face and tracks feature point on faces (eyebrows, mouth, nose, eyes). As at May 2015, the algorith was based on 12billion large emotion data database collected from 2.9million face video from 75 countries around the world. Her team applied Artificial Intelligence components in , and to leverage the company’s facial emotion repository. The application has recognized approximately 3.8 million faces till date and the company’s platform is used in pioneering emotion-enabled digital apps for enterprise, entertainment, video communication and online education.
The success of Rana el Kaliouby and her team reflects progress being made in the field of artificial intelligence. The field is impacting virtually every facet of our human existence from medicine to sports, construction etc. The IBM Watson computer is perhaps the poster child of the mileage recorded till date in the area of A.I
Wow!!! Isn’t this interesting? Technology when correctly applied can be truly transformative. To learn more about the “emotion engine”, find out here. Hope you find it interesting and insightful.