Want to Read Someone’s Mind? There’s an App, Well, You Know the Rest.

By: | April 11th, 2014

Magicians have claimed they can read your mind for decades. Now, you don’t need any special tricks up your sleeve to know what other people are thinking.

Emotient, a startup based out of San Diego, has designed a new app for Google Glass eyewear. The app, called Sentiment Analysis, can read people’s facial expressions to let you know their mood – good or bad. The app can determine basic emotions like joy, sadness, surprise, fear, anger, disgust, frustration and confusion. It can even determine a person’s gender.

The app uses the camera on Google Glass to find out the sentiment of a person. It doesn’t require a photo or video. The other person doesn’t even know if the app has scanned him.

Emotient hopes that this app will enable companies to develop emotion-aware technologies to see what customers are feeling in any given situation. This would help companies to better address customers’ concerns and measure their satisfaction.

Overall, it’s an amazing idea but people might be concerned if they find out that they are being scanned without their consent.

Nidhi Goyal

Nidhi is a gold medalist Post Graduate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.

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