I'm still on a fairly extended holiday, and just wanted to post something brief about an interesting article in the NY Times which discusses the technology of a company called Affectiva. The most notable product that Affectiva offers - from my limited perspective - is their Affdex expression recognition technology, which is designed to detect the affective state of an individual.
I'm of the opinion that machines which interact with humans regularly are eventually going to require some manner of a theory of mind, and Affdex seems like an impressive piece of progress towards that possible goal.
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