MIT Computer System Spots The Difference Between Real And Fake Smiles

MIT Computer System Spots The Difference Between Real And Fake Smiles

Researchers find that most people smile when they're frustrated but it is difficult for human observers to differentiate these from smiles of joy.

Emma Hutchings
  • 29 may 2012

Researchers at MIT have found that most people smile when they’re frustrated, and have programmed computers to differentiate between these smiles and smiles of delight better than human observers can. Graduate students Ehsan Hoque and Daniel McDuff, and professor Rosalind Picard, conducted experiments at MIT’s Media Lab, which found that 90% of people smiled when presented with a frustrating task.

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