Researchers Create Tool To Raise Awareness About Emotional Recognition AI

The web app is meant to highlight the flaws in this fast-growing technology

The use of AI to detect your emotions is a $20 billion industry that encompasses everything from focus grouping ads to assessing the faces of job candidates in interviews. But scientists claim the premise behind this tech—that one’s emotions can be read directly from the contours of one’s facial expressions—doesn’t actually hold up to scrutiny.