13 November 2015

#tokfriday: Perception, Emotion, and Artificial Intelligence

The RLS

On Wednesday, November 11, Microsoft´s Project Oxford Artificial Intelligence team released a series of new public betas versions of artificial intelligence tools for app developers. One of these is a facial recognition tool that recognizes emotion by analyzing your pictures. Users can upload their pictures into Microsoft´s Emotion API and get a reading on seven emotions, plus neutral. 

The KQ

1st Order Claim: Artificial intelligence can identify human emotions through facial expressions.
2nd Order Claim: Technology can perceive emotions.

Other TOK Links

Memory, Language, Human Sciences, Natural Sciences, Math

The Short Video & Article


Happy? Sad? Angry? This Microsoft tool recognizes emotions in pictures

Further Reading

Try it yourself! Emotion Recognition Live Demo

Microsoft's new emotion-detecting AI can be hilariously bad at detecting emotions

MICROSOFT'S HUGE UPDATE COULD BRING ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TO YOUR APPS

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