Microsoft has discharged another application that means to exhibit how its Windows Machine Learning APIs can be utilized to assemble applications and “make machine learning fun and approachable.” Emoji8 is a UWP application that utilizes machine learning on how to decide how well you can emulate emoticons.
As you try your earnest attempts to impersonate an irregular choice of emoticons before your webcam, Emoji8 will assess your endeavors locally utilizing the FER+ Emotion Recognition model, a neural system for perceiving feeling in countenances. You’ll at that point have the capacity to tweet a gif of your best scoring pictures.
“This app will give you a great end-to-end example of how you can use the Windows ML APIs to create simple yet magical experiences,” the company said. And it has made Emoji8’s code open-source on GitHub. It further said, “This app will give you a great end-to-end example of how you can use the Windows ML APIs to create simple yet magical experiences.”
To run a sample of Emoji8 make sure you have the following installed/established:
- Windows 10 October 2018 Update 
- Visual Studio 2017 (version 15.7.4+) with Windows 10 SDK Build 17763
- A Twitter developer account (if you want to enable the “Share to Twitter” feature)
- A front-facing camera connected to your computer
This isn’t the first run through which Microsoft has assembled an application to flaunt its machine learning administrations. In 2015, it discharged How-Old.net to show how its Azure APIs could be utilized. The site gave clients a chance to transfer an image and from that point, it would endeavor to figure their age.
You can download Emoji8 from the Microsoft Store now, just make sure you’re using Windows 10 with the October 2018 update.
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