Affectiva is a provider of emotion recognition technology that uses AI capabilities to analyze emotions and facial expressions of audiences. Affectiva supports the use of a standard web cam to gather analytical insights into unfiltered emotions exhibited by consumers. The Affectiva Media Processing API is designed to detect and analyze facial expressions and emotions recorded in visual media such as images and videos. Developers use the API to integrate emotion detection capabilities in apps.
Affectiva has announced that its new Emotion API for Speech (beta) is now available to beta users. The API analyzes recorded speech identifying emotion events and gender. An initial set of metrics is now available and includes metrics such as laughing, anger, irritation, and hostility.
Ninteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Weather, Email, and News. Highlights include an API that provides access to data from the Ethiopian Movie Database, and APIs for Microsoft Office 365 integration. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.