Evening Standard – London start-up develops facial recognition cameras that can read emotion

A start-up company based in London is developing CCTV cameras that can read passers-by’s emotions, using artificial intelligence and facial recognition software. The company, Sensing Feeling, says that the cameras can read a range of emotions, based on facial expressions and body language, by scanning individuals and comparing the footage in real time to a pre-programmed bank of images. This software is already being used in a university outside of the UK to record students’ responses to lectures.

Silkie Carlo, the Director of Big Brother Watch, has said: “This kind of surveillance aims not to monitor your physical movements but your mental state which is a profoundly dangerous concept.”

Evening Standard – A London start-up is developing CCTV cameras that can ‘read’ emotions of people in crowds