Computers and Human Emotions
Here is a milestone in the realm of computers. Penn State created software available to the general public that judges the aesthetic value of digital image. It essentially anticipates “human emotional reaction to visual stimulus” up to an 80% accuracy rate.
“ACQUINE, which has been in development since 2005 and was launched in April 2009, can be found online at http://acquine.alipr.com. Users can upload their own images for rating or test the system by providing a link to any image online. The system provides an aesthetic rating within seconds.”