Angry, scared, happy … emoji are one of the most common ways of communicating in messaging and social networking systems, in using words. Want to experience your ability to replicate these expressions?
The solution is Emoji8, an app for Windows that takes advantage of Windows Machine Learning. It was created by Killian McCoy, ganalytical framework and Essential Experiences Team from Microsoft initially as an experiment to realize how you could maximize the use of Windows hardware and to show the potential of Machine Learning in an easy and fun way.
Emoji8's goal is to scientifically evaluate users' facial expressions when they mimic a series of randomly chosen emoji. The app uses the computer's camera and does the image recognition, checking the imitation, and in the end can share the best faces on Twitter. You can also use the offline application and then share the result in the end. Or not.
The imitations – and the final classification – will be so much better or worse depending on the effort and the interpretive capacity that each user puts in the experience.
The Emoji8 app is available for free download for Windows 10 and the code was also available on GitHub.