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Pay-per-laugh? This comedy club tracks your facial expressions to decide how much you pay

10/10/2014

Facial recognition technology can be used for many ends, including tagging people in photos and ID-ing criminals. But what about detecting (...)
Facial recognition technology can be used for many ends, including tagging people in photos and ID-ing criminals. But what about detecting how funny you find a joke? Designed to combat dwindling ticket sales, a Barcelona comedy club is trialling a new pay-per-laugh scheme that tracks your facial expressions to establish how hilarious you find the on-stage shenanigans. Each seat has a tablet attached to the back of it, which analyses your eyes and mouth for the merest suggestion of mirth. As the BBC reports, for every laugh induced, you’ll pay €0.30 (about $0.40), though you’ll never pay more than €24... This story continues at The Next Web The post Pay-per-laugh? This comedy club tracks your facial expressions to decide how much you pay appeared first on The Next Web. Facial recognition technology can be used for many ends, including tagging people in photos and ID-ing criminals. But what about detecting how funny you find a joke? Designed to combat dwindling ticket sales, a Barcelona comedy club is trialling a new pay-per-laugh scheme that tracks your facial expressions to establish how hilarious you find the on-stage shenanigans. Each seat has a tablet attached to the back of it, which analyses your eyes and mouth for the merest suggestion of mirth. As the BBC reports, for every laugh induced, you’ll pay €0.30 (about $0.40), though you’ll never pay more than €24... This story continues at The Next Web The post Pay-per-laugh? This comedy club tracks your facial expressions to decide how much you pay appeared first on The Next Web.
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