Microsoft has launched a new application called Emoji8, which allows users to compare their facial expressions with emojis and evaluate them using points.
“Emoji8 uses Windows Machine Learning (ML) to evaluate your facial expressions when you imitate a random selection of emotions. You can play the app even if you don’t have an Internet connection, ”said Killian McCoy, head of Microsoft’s blog post on Friday.
McCoy added: “Emoji8 is a sample of a UWP application in which Windows Machine Learning is used to evaluate your facial expressions when you imitate a random selection of emotions. The application accepts the video stream from the webcam of your computer and evaluates the images using the FER + Emotion Recognition 1.2 model locally on your computer. You can tweet gif by summing up your best marks when you have an internet connection, and keep playing even if you don’t have one! "
The application is available to those who use the Windows update on October 10, 2018. It is available for free download at the Microsoft Store. The application code is also open source and available through GitHub. To use open source, developers will need to install Visual Studio 2017 (version 15.7.4 or later) using the Windows 10 SDK Build 17763.
“This app will give you a great end-to-end example of how you can use the Windows ML API to create simple but magical experiences,” McCoy added.
Emoji8 will also allow users to make GIFs by summing up the best scoring photos.
Written with IANS inputs