Magazine article Corrections Forum

Will Computers Read Your Mind?

Magazine article Corrections Forum

Will Computers Read Your Mind?

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Computers that can interpret a user's emotional state through his or her facial reactions are under development. NCR and the University of California's Integrated Media Systems Center are designing a better class of ATMs that map emotions: A camera focuses on users' features, and then software creates a map of facial expressions and compares them to a database of emotions to find a match. The ATM can then tailor the user experience based on these results, eliminating promos in response to customer irritation or enlarging font size for better legibility, for example. Teradata engineer Dave Schrader says such technology could also be applied to information kiosks, while Dr. Skip Rizzo of the University of Southern California believes it could be even more useful for counseling and psychological evaluation. …

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