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.”

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About repplinger

John has served as a Reference Librarian at Willamette University since 2002. He is the liaison to the Science Departments, and is responsible for maintaining the collections related to the life & physical sciences. His research interests range over the entire spectrum of libraries and information sciences, but includes: - Google and its influence on information & society - The Internet's influence on information seeking & sharing behaviors - Trends of scholarly communication - Electronic learning environments - Traditional pedagogy - GIS use in academic libraries

Posted on May 7, 2009, in Tech Toys, Technology and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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