The Microsoft Project Oxford Can Decipher Sentiments from Photography

By: Misel Saban - Dec 11, 2015
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The Microsoft Project Oxford is a photo-analysing platform that can creatively scan and read the emotions present in the portrait images. The platform is able to do so by scanning the faces present in the illustration and dissecting the expression in the person's face.

Going beyond the capabilities of a standard photo software, the Microsoft Project Oxford uses predicting metrics to give assertive guesses on what the subject in the photograph is feeling. The app scans the face and then gives a emotional reading, offering up several feelings such as anger, disgust, fear, happiness, sadness, neutral, surprise and comfort a percentile reading. While the software isn't perfectly accurate, it showcases how technology is using predictive methods to better understand and interact with human emotion.