Google Glass App Brings Out Your Inner Empath Reading People’s Feelings With ‘Sentiment Analysis’
Here’s a wild prediction: Most of the expressions being read will not be happy ones. (Also, there’s a less expensive way to gauge people’s emotions that’s been around for a long time, and it’s called “looking them in the eye”.)
The company behind this particular technology is Emotient, and the glassware is a practical implementation of the company’s facial recognition software, which can track 19 facial muscle movements to determine complex emotions, and it looks at finding seven primary expressions (which are joy, surprise, sadness, anger, fear disgust and contempt) and general feelings of positivity, neutrality, and negativity.
Emotient just secured $6 million in funding, and it hopes that its software will proliferate commercially thanks to the new Emotient API.