NEC is partnering with computer vision and artificial intelligence firm Realeyes to develop and distribute emotion analysis solutions aimed at serving the new coronavirus-induced remote workforce.
In a joint announcement, the companies said 5G and the COVID-19 pandemic have elevated virtual meetings, videoconferencing and collaboration. The emotion analysis solution is intended to help organizations understand how users are interacting with those services.
The solution combines Realeyes’ emotion detection, analysis capabilities, predictive analytics, and live measurement of emotion response within streaming and mobile applications with NEC’s biometric authentication and video analytics technologies.
The result is a digital transformation that will enhance safe and robust user experiences across media, entertainment, education, healthcare, and communication verticals, the companies said.
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“NEC has cultivated biometric authentication and video analytics technologies over many years, and we are excited to now be working in collaboration with Realeyes and their pioneering role in the new field of emotion AI,” said Toshifumi Yoshizaki, Senior Vice President, NEC. “These developments help to realize both companies’ objective of enriching people’s lives and contributing to the realization of a safe, secure, fair and efficient society.”
Realeyes CEO Mihkel Jäätma said the partnership advances the company’s mission to bring “a trillion more smiles” to the world.
“Our combined technologies along with NEC’s scale will accelerate innovation in making virtual experiences more human in an age where ‘eyes on screens’ and connecting virtually is the new normal,” he said.
Toshifumi Yoshizaki, senior vice president at NEC, noted how the partnership will help advance their biometric authentication and video analytics technologies and utilize the technology for the new normal.
“These developments help to realize both companies’ objective of enriching people’s lives and contributing to the realization of a safe, secure, fair and efficient society,” he said.