Conduent patents facial expression technology

Conduent Incorporated said it has been awarded a US patent for technology that automatically recognizes facial expressions using images from low resolution cameras.

“Automatic facial expression recognition technology builds on Conduent’s expertise in computer vision techniques and enables the company to pursue commercial opportunities in multiple industries …” said Conduent.

“The technology locates faces within a video stream and automatically identifies a person’s eyes to better understand facial expressions …

“Applying machine learning and pattern recognition techniques to that region of the image allows the facial expression to be classified from ubiquitous low-resolution surveillance grade video …

“The technology delivers a range of benefits from helping retailers track customer shopping preferences while browsing merchandise, gauging commuter satisfaction on public transit, and improving accuracy of screenings in border crossing control.”

Conduent said that since becoming an independent public company on December 31, 2016, it has been awarded more than 20 patents, with several related to computer vision technology.