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Using IBM Watson Foundations to read emotions | The Big Data Hub

Using IBM Watson Foundations to read emotions | The Big Data Hub | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it

 I (the author) learned that nViso makes facial analytics tools that can help consumer-focused businesses better understand their customers by analyzing human non-verbal signals. Further, the company uses Watson Foundations to provide the analytics and data management infrastructure that support facial image analysis.

A closer look at nViso shows that its core expertise is facial imaging analysis. To conduct this analysis, the company:

Digitally captures data streams on cloud and mobile platformsUses facial imaging software to analyze that captured digital data to look for human non-verbal signals (emotional responses)Enables customers to use the data that it collects to start asking new and different questions about customer preferences, and can become more attuned to consumer reactions to marketing campaignsAutomates the process of analyzing customer emotional reactions, making it easier and less costly to gather consumer information. 

Sharrock's insight:

It's amazing that a machine can analyze non-verbal facial communication. If it proves accurate and valuable, the combination of sickened outcry and the innovative applications will (could possibly) lead to incredible social change. People who are disenfranchised may begin to see an increase in justice statistics. Detecting the emotions and other nonverbal cues of jurors, plaintiffs, witnesses, even--one day--judges, may lead to unprecedented impacts. It would not simply support judicial officials and statisticians. The AI machines themselves may learn a great deal about making judgments and develop algorithms to replace judges at various levels of court cases or to provide alternative judgments (in the beginnings of the replacements). Airlines, citizen/customs agents, and other agents providing security might also receive support. 

 

However, there is considerable evidence that people implementing the machine-enhanced judgments may still reject those judgments to instead go with "the gut" or their so-called "intuition", but as the machine algorithms improve their accuracy, humans may also trust them more and will employ them as a greater part in their decision making.

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Phys.Org Mobile: Zoomable holograms pave the way for versatile, portable projectors | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
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