Microsoft’s AI detects your emotions. Image Credit: Tnwcdn
Microsoft’s AI detects your emotions. Image Credit: Tnwcdn

Microsoft reckons its AI can read your emotions.

The company’s putting its money where your mouth is and is letting anyone upload their face to its emotion-detecting API.

Part of Project Oxford, it uses “world-class machine learning” to interpret how people are feeling. The project caused offence earlier this year by trying to work out how old people were, with Microsoft warning that its experimental platform was “not always accurate”.

The facial recognition engine deals with eight different emotions and works out a score, which adds up to one, for each image. The emotions are:

  • Anger
  • Contempt
  • Disgust
  • Fear
  • Happiness
  • Neutral
  • Sadness
  • Surprise



  1. Microcrap’s face recognition cannot correctly tell me who is in half of my family photos…and that was after I had tagged a gazzilion photos with my family and my kids.

    Microcrap cannot get Windows 10 to work properly after a good dozen so called “accumulated updates”.

    Microcrap screwed OneDrive due to unbelievably bad management decisions.

    So yes Microcrap I am angry now and no I will not post a photo because you are for sure not going to get it right anyway!

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