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Apple Buys Emotient, a Company That Uses AI to Read Emotions

No deal details, as usual.

Emotient

Apple has bought a San Diego startup working on artificial intelligence technology that analyzes facial expressions to detect emotions.

Apple confirmed the news to the Wall Street Journal, giving the usual boilerplate statement that it “buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans.” Details of the deal weren’t disclosed.

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This article originally appeared on Recode.net.