Daily Mail: Apple buys artificial intelligence firm that can read EMOTIONS from looking at a person's face
* Algorithm originally designed to analyse responses to ads
* Can sort through and analyse thousands of images a day to track emotion
* Has been user to spot angry drivers and disgruntled shoppers
Apple has bought an artificial intelligence firm developing software that can tell a person's emotion from their facial expression.
The software was originally developed by Emotient to help assess viewer reactions to their ads, but has also been used to look for signs of pain in patients, and even monitor shopper's facial expressions.
However, it is unclear what Apple plans to use the technology for.
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CSN Editor: The applications for this tech is unless.