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 Happy or sad? You might not see that ad, if Microsoft Kinect can figure out your mood

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Date posted: 18/06/2012

Microsoft has applied for a patent for targeting ads to users based on their emotional state, using a Kinect type device, GeekWire reports.

Do you look happy? Youíll see ads for vacation packages and consumer electronics, but not weight-loss programs or self-help products. Do you look sad? You wonít see that over-the-top animated ad for childrenís birthday parties at the local bowling alley. Feeling frustrated? Itís PC support ads for you.

Those are actual examples from the patent application, which incorporates some of the same ideas as the earlier filing for deducing the userís mood ó including scanning messages and social media postings.

Also included: audio and video capture devices (to detect facial expressions and tone of voice) in addition to the companyís Kinect sensor, which would be used to analyze body movements as another input for the emotion-detecting algorithm.

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