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Learning Microsoft Cognitive Services - Third Edition by Leif Larsen

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Knowing your mood using the Face API

The Face API allows you to recognize emotions from faces.

Research has shown that there are some key emotions that can be classified as cross-cultural. These are happiness, sadness, surprise, anger, fear, contempt, disgust, and neutral. All of these are detected by the API, which allows your applications to respond in a more personalized way by knowing the user's mood.

We will learn how to recognize emotions from images so that our smart-house application can know our mood.

Getting images from a web camera

Imagine that there are several cameras around your house. The smart-house application can see what your mood is at any time. By knowing this, it can utilize the mood to better predict your needs.

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