emotion recognition

Disney Has Been Testing Facial Biometrics Tracking On Audiences

Disney Has Been Testing Facial Biometrics Tracking On Audiences

Disney has been testing out biometric technology designed to monitor and predict audience reactions to movies and other media. The experimentation was carried out by Disney Research, and involved the use of factorized variational autoencoders, or FVAEs – AI algorithms that can detect patterns in visual inputs, such as audience members’ smiles and laughter. The…

Apple Continues to Build Facial Biometrics Arsenal with Emotient Acquisition

Apple Continues to Build Facial Biometrics Arsenal with Emotient Acquisition

Apple is once again echoing its classic line to the press, “Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans.” In this case, it’s in reference to its acquisition of Emotient, a company specializing in facial biometrics technology that can detect signs of various emotions in…