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Facebook acquires FacioMetrics

IntraFace app by FacioMetrics, Facebook acquires FacioMetrics
IntraFace app by FacioMetrics
Thanks to this acquisition, Facebook might soon be able to build facial gesture controls for its app. Right now, Facebook’s Oculus division is already working on using emotions and gestures to change avatars via "VR emoji."
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Facebook has just swallowed another small company, namely FacioMetrics. This is a spinoff of the Carnegie Mellon University, and its main product is an app called IntraFace.

IntraFace can detect no less than seven different emotions in images that show people's faces. Sadly, the app has just been removed from all app stores, so Facebook will probably incorporate it in one of its products soon. While describing its plans for the future, Facebook mentioned the following - "Future applications of deep learning platform on mobile: Gesture-based controls, recognize facial expressions and perform related actions."

While distant future might see Facebook adding live emojis that can change based on the user's gestures and looks, for now it seems that the social network plans to use FacioMetrics' technology to enhance its Snapchat selfie Lens-style face masks. These can be found in both videos and Live broadcasts.

Unfortunately, there is no information about the financial terms of the deal or the future of FacioMetrics brand. 

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Codrut Nistor, 2016-11-17 (Update: 2016-11-17)