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    News - BBC trials facial recognition software to test TV show appeal

    The technology was developed by British startup CrowdEmotion.
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    Re: News - BBC trials facial recognition software to test TV show appeal

    Hmm that is kind of creepy I think. I would not personally want something like that.

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    Re: News - BBC trials facial recognition software to test TV show appeal

    I guess it's only going to be for those that are currently signed up to obtain viewing habits so they can extrapolate viewing figures. It's not like you are going to be exposed to it in general viewing.

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    Re: News - BBC trials facial recognition software to test TV show appeal

    Apparently the system can detect and measure the following range of viewer emotions; happiness, surprise, anger, fear, disgust and sadness.
    Can they track boredom too? Think my boredom measurement would be quite high for some of the BBC headline content.

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    Re: News - BBC trials facial recognition software to test TV show appeal

    But can I hack their bank accounts with my mobile phone?

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    Re: News - BBC trials facial recognition software to test TV show appeal

    Tosh.
    My Old Dad looked like a Grumpy Bugger whilst being annoyed by "Play your cards right" or whilst being amused by "Dad's Army". I don't think facial recognition would have picked up anything useful at all.

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    Re: News - BBC trials facial recognition software to test TV show appeal

    Don't think this will provide anything useful. Most of the time I watch TV, I just have it running in the background. So half the time, whatever emotion in my face will likely not have anything to do with the show on TV. Also, don't think Top Gear and Sherlock has got any emotion out of me in ages. Seems dubious to me.

    Off Topic, wonder if they're using the Kinect to do that?

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    Re: News - BBC trials facial recognition software to test TV show appeal

    Rarely have I been so glad that I stopped watching TV years ago!

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    Re: News - BBC trials facial recognition software to test TV show appeal

    Seems like a good way to start quantifying reactions and with current technology its more than possible. The only problem is how much of an improvement it would cause in the BBC's shows.

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    Re: News - BBC trials facial recognition software to test TV show appeal

    Quote Originally Posted by crossy View Post
    Can they track boredom too? Think my boredom measurement would be quite high for some of the BBC headline content.
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    They should film people watching the likes of Game of Thrones, Walking Dead, Modern Family

    Although my kids do laugh at most of the stuff on Cbeebies - glad my TV license money well spent.

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    Re: News - BBC trials facial recognition software to test TV show appeal

    Reading the comments of this thread, I hope people realize they're only analyzing test households and not the general population.

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    Re: News - BBC trials facial recognition software to test TV show appeal

    Are we supposed to start watching tvs with a webcam at us on at all times? didn't they lean anything from the xbox one / kinetic fiasco?

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