Apple snaps up yet more talent in the area of facial recognition with their acquisition of emotient

Apple surely has something up its sleeve when it comes to facial recognition technology. They have a great number of patents on 3D modeling and facial recognition with some rather in depth patents on the subject.

Yet more recently they’ve reportedly acquired Faceshift, a realtime motion-capture company and Perceptio. Today CNBC Now tweeted that Apple has acquired a company called Emotient

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According to the Company’s Bio, “Emotient is the leader in emotion detection and sentiment analysis based on facial expressions. The company is at the vanguard of a new wave of emotion analysis that will lead to a quantum leap in customer understanding and emotion-aware computing. Emotient’s cloud-based services deliver direct measurement of a customer’s unfiltered emotional response to ads, content, products and customer service or sales interactions.”

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