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AI in Emotion Recognition

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Emotion recognition is one of the various facial recognition systems that have evolved through time. Currently, facial emotion recognition software is utilized to allow a specific program to inspect and process human facial expressions. Using complex image dispensation, this program acts like a human brain, allowing it to recognize emotions as well.

AI identifies and examines various facial expressions to use them with extra information. This is beneficial for a number of purposes, including investigations and interviews, and enables authorities to identify a person’s emotions using just technology.

What emotions can be recognised by AI system?

  • Anger
  • Joy
  • Surprise
  • Fear
  • Sadness

How does face recognition works?

Every year, facial expression-detecting technology becomes increasingly advanced. The AI used recognizes and examines facial expressions based on a variety of parameters to determine what emotion the individual is displaying. Factors like:

  1. Using Metrics:

    When a person exhibits a certain feeling or expression (for example, a grin) together with a level of confidence. It may be conceived of as a detector by employing metrics: The score climbs from 0 (no expression) to 100 (expression fully present) when the emotion or facial expression arises and strengthns .
  1. Using Datasets:

    The data consists of grayscale pictures of faces with 48×48 pixels. The faces have been automatically positioned such that they are about centered and take up around the same amount of area in each image. The aim is to categorize each face depending on the emotion expressed in the facial expression (0=Angry, 1=Disgust, 2=Fear, 3=Happy, 4=Sad, 5=Surprise, 6=Neutral).
  1. Using ParralleDots:

ParralleDots has developed an AI-based solution that developers may utilize after training on a specified data set to detect images.

The process of developing an emotion detection model, like any other AI project, begins with project planning and data collecting. More information on the steps of an AI project and the collecting of datasets may be found in our dedicated articles.

Let’s take a break from the data acquired for an emotion identification model. It is a vital (and time-consuming) component of the future algorithm since it must be gathered, analyzed, safeguarded, and annotated. This data is necessary to train the emotion recognition model, which is essentially a procedure that teaches the machine how to interpret the data you provide it.

Finally, is important to understand that there are unsolved issues and hazards associated with emotion detection. The intellectual underpinning of this technology is dubious at best, and privacy concerns have caused a few big cities in the United States to ban its usage by the police. However, there is no need to be disappointed by these flaws. Emotion recognition is still in its early stages, but it will get stronger, more accurate, and more secure. With high-quality data and annotation, cultural understanding, and privacy restrictions in place, emotion detection algorithms might be among the most useful technologies of our time.

What do you think about such innovation?







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On 23rd of September this year, Vice President of augmented and virtual reality
announced Facebook’s agreement of acquiring CTRL-labs.

CTRL-labs is tech start-up that is still in process of developing wristbands that
would allow us, human beings connect and control digital system just by using
our intuition.
It’s quite fascinating how our brain signals would have conduct computers without
any physical interaction.
I won’t bore you with intricacies of detailed structure and function of it, but those
who are interested can click here and see the start-up CEO’s presentation.
He explains how these bracelets would actually work(go to 5:40).

As you would expect, some people are not so happy about the idea of
Facebook having access to the data of people’s thoughts after platform’s
scandal involving their unethical behavior by sharing Facebook users data with
third parties without permission.

Please leave your opinion about platform’s new acquisition.
How Facebook’s access to our nervous system can affect the reality?


  1. https://techcrunch.com/2019/09/23/facebook-buys-startup-building-neural-monitoring-armband/
  2. https://siliconcanals.com/news/startups/facebook-acquires-mind-reading-startup-ctrl-labs/
  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8pB8sNBGlE
  4. https://www.facebook.com/boz/posts/10109385805377581
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Meet Sophia, your new friend

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She talks, she smiles, she communicates with you. She is almost alive and might be a human, soon. Or isn’t she?

We live in the times, when technology is developing in the fastest way than we ever observed through the history. It is hard to realize, but more than half of our daily routines are already somehow improved by technology advancements. In fact, robots and artificial intelligence are already easing our lives. Moreover, it is time to face that the further changes are inevitable and sooner or later such technologies might become an integral part of our society.

The latest change has occurred to be an explosion in social media and almost every news source, when a new robot was introduced by Hanson Robotics. Her or its name is Sophia and she already has shocked everyone, who has ever heard about her. According to Hanson Robotics website, this newly emerged robot is created to assist people in daily life like help the children study, entertain people, provide companionship and serve people in general.

But what is so special about her?

It seems to be the most advanced robot that is created to have human-like appearance and have several features of the human character and abilities.

However, she is not a human. Sophia is a robot, powered by AI. While being extremely similar to people and having so close to us expressions and mimics, Sophia is still having hundreds of cords, wires and is operating due to specific program. In fact, this program makes her so special. According to Quartz Media, Sophia’s software is composed of three main pillars:

  • Research platform – to research and cumulate the context and semantics of the dialogues
  • Speech-reciting robot – due to this software, Sophia is able to match her facial expressions to the context of the words that she is saying
  • Robotic chatbot – sometimes Sophia’s speech is run by pre-written responses, chosen due to analysis of the speech of the people that she is talking to

In fact, Sophia is built in such a way to use a machine learning to educate herself and to become a more consistent companion in the dialogue.

The other factor that makes Sophia outstand from other AI based creatures is that Sophia operates due to decentralized AI, specifically SingularityNET. According to Forbes, “Until recently, the contemporary AI industry had been built around a centralized distribution paradigm where machine learning solutions are delivered as a part of cloud-based APIs and software packages deployed on remote servers of AI providers”. This means that the data and information provided to the machine learning had been stored and created straightly at the providers of this information. However, now, as well as Sophia, the information can be cumulated from various sources, which would allow AI to be trained in decentralized way, like a blockchain.

Nevertheless, the event that made Sophia so popular and unpopular at the same time is that she is the first robot, who received the citizenship. The country that was ready to adapt such changes is Saudi Arabia. As a result, this event has caused a lot of noise around Sophia. According to The Verge, many people complained about the rights that might be further given to the robots, especially in such countries where even the rights of a human are at the critical debate. Moreover, it has caused a huge discussion upon the ethical issues and the technological advancements of the near future.

In fact, this has become the first step to introduce completely new technologies to the society and to allow such technologies to live and act among people and with people.

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  • Six Areas that Artificial Emotional Intelligence will Revolutionize

Article written by Alain de Botton

Wired Magazine (UK Edition – November 2015 (21st October, 2015)


  • Has Artificial Intelligence Outsmarted our Emotions?

Article written by Meng Li

Wired Magazine



In today’s world, due to the rapid development of digital technologies, many of us have had already a chance to interact with the ‘everyday use’ appliances (gadgets, home-designated devices) or even bigger, more technologically-complicated machines – robots, which not only perform their ‘core’ tasks, but also may add some unique values to these broadly defined relations. The devices are becoming more and more artificially intelligent.

Meng Li, the author of the article “Has Artificial Intelligence Outsmarted Our Emotions?”, stresses that the history of the relationship with technology is simple – we purchase machines and devices that we expected to fulfill certain needs. Moreover, we interact with technology with predictable interchange. What is more, Meng Li is also of the opinion that the technology companies must recognize the connections people are forming with these ‘intelligent’ devices, and create procedures to develop products accordingly – “because the devices that will prevail are those that not only please us, but those that we also hope to please”. What is also important to stress is the fact that while thinking about the machines of the future – and to be more specific, while concentrating on the issue of Artificial Intelligence (AI) – a vast majority of people puts the emphasis on the performance of rational executive tasks. However, according to Alain de Botton (Wired Magazine: “Six Areas that Artificial Emotional Intelligence will Revolutionize”) another, more complex scenario should be demonstrated here – a scenario which bases on the aspects of emotions and psychological dimensions of existence. It is time to focus on Artificial Emotional Intelligence (AEI).

In everyday life people make a lot of mistakes. We have problems with making decisions, regardless of the type of obstacles we are facing. What also has to be stressed here is the issue of emotionally wise decisions – they cannot be treated as lucky decisions. We have to remember that even though we are not infallible, our brains are unique, extraordinary. The emotionally wise decisions are the result of the impressive performances of our brains and they are therefore logically also forms of intelligence that can be replicated and improved upon artificially, with the help of microchips and code. Nowadays, we are able to conclude that this very specific type of scarcity – the scarcity of wisdom will soon be vanishing. The emotional intelligence will be in the center of attention. Alain de Botton emphasizes that AEI will revolutionize the following six areas of life:

  • self-knowledge
  • education
  • news media
  • art
  • shopping
  • relationships

AEI will provide us the self-knowledge we need – it will map our brains and alert us in good time as to the reality of our psychological lives. Furthermore, we will know what job we should be doing, but also we will know whom we should try to form a relationship with, and how. Mr. de Botton emphasizes that “AEI will give us a picture of our inner selves which will stop us making catastrophic errors on the basis of an inability to interpret our emotional functioning and psychological potential”. Moreover, AEI will help us to evolve towards the best versions of ourselves. What has to be also stressed is the fact that with AEI we will have the opportunity to know how to lead people to information that is genuinely crucial for them and their nations. AEI will guarantee better media and, in turn, more democratic politics. AEI will also stand for encoding consumer intelligence – we will have the possibility to check our decisions on an AEI machine. The machine will inform us how we can be persuaded and motivated to purchase goods and services, taking into consideration our true needs. Finally, the relationship with the emotional intelligence machines will provide us with access to the friend’s wisdom when we would most need it.

In my opinion, the biggest obstacle here will be connected with the broadly defined aspect of trust. People are starting to engage in the relationships with machines, highly advanced devices that currently help us in setting and achieving specified goals, but also in producing and analyzing the results, all preformed using human-like feedback. Furthermore, what also has to be emphasized is the fact that the research has shown that even though people prefer robots which seem capable of conveying some degree of human emotion – facial features, interaction, human-like gestures – they are repulsed by robots that look and move almost human-like. What will be crucial in the AEI case is the broadly defined balance – adding human characteristics through AEI design is only appealing so long as the technology maintains its honest, outwardly robotic qualities. All things considered, both the software and hardware are taking on human tendencies what has a significant impact on the transformation, on the development of relationship between people and machines. Human-like gestures, the whole interaction helps to establish the sense of trust. People tend to seek for the acceptance and validation; feedback from the machines, however it is crucial to remember that this emotional interplay may be only accomplished with the very real power of artificially intelligent technology.

What if machines would take over and become versions of very devious, powerful people?


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