Emotient Tapped as Finalist In Connect Most Innovative New Product Awards
Sep 27, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
Emotient, a company focused on automated facial expression analysis, announced that its Facet technology has been selected as a finalist in the software category for the 2013 Most Innovative New Product Awards, sponsored by Connect.
Connect, a regional program that catalyzes the creation of technology and life sciences products in San Diego County, continues its twenty-six year tradition of honoring San Diego's leaders of new products with the annual award.
"Emotient is leading a revolution in effortless human-technology interaction," said Ken Denman, CEO, Emotient. "Our emotion recognition technology is the result of more than 20 years of pioneering research and development by a team of experts in machine learning, cognitive science and computer vision. We are honored that Facet is being considered by Connect for such a prestigious award."
Emotient noted its Facet technology enables automated facial expression recognition and analysis. The company's patented technology uses machine-learning methods to continuously improve as it processes large datasets to achieve optimal accuracy, speed and robustness. The system is improved by datasets that have been developed in collaboration with the foremost experts in behavioral science. By inputting the highest quality data into its system, Emotient is setting the bar for the industry's most accurate and reliable emotion detection system.
The Connect Most Innovative New Product Awards ceremony, to be held at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines on Dec. 6, will honor product innovation in the following categories: Aerospace & Security Technologies, Communications & IT, Hardware & General Technology, Life Sciences Diagnostics & Research Tools, Life Sciences Medical Products, Mobile Apps, Software, Sport & Active Lifestyle Technologies and Sustainability.
The 2013 Most Innovative New Product Awards receive generous support from lead sponsors Life Technologies and Qualcomm, as well as supporting sponsors including AmericanWest Bank, Barney & Barney, Cox, Cymer, D&K Engineering, Hughes Marino, Kaiser Permanente, Knobbe Martens, Merck and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
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