The Emotion SDK for iOS provides access to Affectiva’s Emotion AI and includes; Analyze the camera stream, Analyze a video feed, Analyze a video frame stream, and Analyze a photo. Developers can emotion-enable their apps, devices and digital experiences, to sense and adapt to expressions of emotion. It is available on device and in the cloud with support for iOS, Android, Web, Windows, Linux, macOS, Unity and Raspberry Pi. Affectiva is Emotion AI that offers several emotion recognition products and provides emotion recognition software built on a science platform that uses deep learning and a large emotion database.
In today's roundup we cover Google's work to bring the Activity Recognition Transition API to developers next year in order to power the Do Not Disturb mode when driving. We also look at proposed standards from the W3C and IFX Forum for an Indexed Database and open banking APIs.
IBM continues to push the boundaries of human-machine interaction with its Watson, machine-learning platform. A new set up APIs allow third party software and hardware to leverage the platform. Tone Analyzer, Emotion Analysis, Visual Recognition, and Expressive TTS arrive as the new Watson APIs.