software firm linked to Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Mellon University, a move that
will help the social media giant boost its artificial intelligence-powered
facial recognition technology. AFP reported the same.
by Menlo Park, California-based Facebook or FacioMetrics, the Carnegie Mellon
can be used to monitor the emotions of medical patients, assess audience
reaction to a public speaker, or even detect drowsy drivers.
express themselves through special effects that can manipulate photos and
videos with facial images. This is something rival Snapchat already does to
some extent — it has special filters users can add on to selfie
“snaps” they take of themselves. The filters change depending on your
facial expressions. For example, a dog filter will not just add on dog ears but
show a giant panting tongue instead of your own when you stick out your tongue.
called IntraFace, which can be downloaded onto mobile phones and enables users
to do real-time facial image analysis. The company’s CEO is Fernando De la
Torre, an associate research professor at the school’s Robotics Institute.