[url=http://www.phonearena.com/news/Sony-wants-your-phone-to-shoot-continuous-selfies_id71186]Sony wants your phone to shoot continuous selfies
Imagine a world where your smartphone is continuously snapping selfies. Sony has. The manufacturer has filed a patent application for technology that will allow your smartphone to snap selfies throughout the entire day. The photos are then sent to a server using a secure pipeline. What makes this interesting is the special software that places the selfies into different categories based on the emotions displayed in the picture.
Users will be able to call up happy selfies or sad selfies. Images with little emotion, or pictures where the software is unable to determine the proper emotion, are tossed . A timeline based on emotional responses to events can be created.
When Sony says that the selfies are snapped continuously, they weren't kidding. The program continues to shoot away, even when you're sleeping. That can actually help you discover the reason why you are not awakening every morning feeling refreshed and alert.
"A system and method include determining predicted emotional events associated with an emotional response by a subject; forming a timeline based on the predicted emotional events; and acquiring image data associated with the subject to be acquired based on the timeline. Determining the predicted emotional events may include identifying emotional images, identifying prior emotional events associated with the emotional images, and determining the predicted emotional events based on the prior emotional events. Determining the predicted emotional events based on the prior emotional events may include: identifying digital content associated with a prior emotional event, determining an attribute of the digital content, identifying other digital content associated with the attribute, and determining the predicted emotional events based on the other digital content."-from Sony's patent application