If someone is described as “smiling, but not with their eyes,” that person is likely faking the smile. But what does that mean, exactly? And how can one tell a real grin from a fake one?
New software by California-based company Emotient can do just that. Using a simple digital camera, Emotient’s software can analyze a human face and determine whether that person is feeling joy, sadness, surprise, anger, fear, disgust, contempt or any combination of those seven emotions.
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