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1/8/2016
09:10 AM

Apple Acquires Emotion Recognition Specialist Emotient

Following other AI and facial recognition acquisitions during the last few months, Apple has now snapped up Emotient, a San Diego-based startup that specializes in face-based emotional analysis.

(Image: Emotient)

(Image: Emotient)

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1/8/2016 | 8:05:46 PM
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I wonder if this technology will be used to tell how a smartphone user is feeling, and then react to those emotions. Another thing this could do is enable Facetime users to be able to detect the intent of the person they are communicating with. 

Whatever the purpose, this AI tech being wrapped into smartphones is indeed interesting. 
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