Microsoft recently released an online tool dubbed as Project Oxford, where you can upload your image and can calculate its emotional index. You can use this Microsoft tool, Project Oxford right now, either for fun or for practical use by clicking this link → Project Oxford.
Microsoft Tool “Project Oxford” -What is it?
Microsoft tool, Project Oxford is Microsoft’s collection of machine-learning application programming interfaces (APIs). It contains several tools, such as Speech API’s, Face Detection API’s, Emotion Recognition API’s etc. Now all are in beta testing period.
In all tools Emotion API is the most trendy one. In Emotion API tool detect emotions based on facial expressions in images. The Emotion API takes an image as an input, and returns the confidence across a set of emotions for each face in the image, as well as bounding box for the face, using the Face API. The emotions detected are anger, contempt, disgust, fear, happiness, neutral, sadness, and surprise. These emotions are understood to be cross-culturally and universally communicated with particular facial expressions.
Such a technology could be used in marketing to analyze people’s reactions to various products, movies, or food. It could also be used as a consumer tool that offers different options based on what emotions it recognizes in a photo. When interpreting results from the Emotion API, the emotion detected should be interpreted as the emotion with the highest score, since scores are normalized to sum to one. Developers can set higher confidence thresholds to suit their needs. The Project Oxford Emotion API is available now as a free public beta.
Check out Microsoft tool Emotion API and tell us what you think about this new technology.Do you think it will be helpful in modern world? We’d love to hear from you in the comments!