Monday, March 31, 2008

Smile!

Having trouble figuring out your emotions? Just look into the Web cam and sort things out.

Mona Lisa's expression is 83-percent happy, 9-percent disgusted, 6-percent fearful, and two-percent angry.

A computer vision expert in Amsterdam used software developed at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to design emotion recognition technology. With a Web cam, they map a person's face onto a mesh computer model. It calculates the expression based on facial points like lip curvature, eyebrow position, and cheek contraction -- with 85-percent accuracy.

Just in case you're a paranoid Orwellian kind of person and want to mess with the medication you'll be prescribed down the road based on your test results - or you've just forgotten how to smile - here's a public service announcement:

1 Comment:

Fenris Badwulf said...

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