Microsoft's Project Oxford series of facial recognition APIs can already try to detect how old a person is in a photo or if they have a twin. Now a new update to those tools can detect a person's emotions in photos, including happiness, sadness, or anger.
Such a tool might be useful for a business who wants to find out a person's reaction to a store display, a movie or product. The emotion tool is currently available for developers to try out now as a public beta on the Project Oxford website. Another tools that is also being released today is for spell checking:
Other Project Oxford tools will be released by the end of the year, again as public betas. They will include ways to analyse and automatically edit video clips, a voice recognition tool and updates to the current facial recognition tools for features like facial hair and smile prediction.
Source: Microsoft; Project Oxford
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