Re: Facial expression recognition software

A Davidson (
Fri, 9 Apr 1999 10:30:35 -0600 (MDT)

On Fri, 9 Apr 1999, Lee Daniel Crocker wrote:

> > It is preciscely this challenge which I will be working on this
> > summer. A group of AI researchers at the University of Alberta
> > (including one ex Poker Pro) are attempting to develop a world-class
> > poker playing program.
> Think you might have something testable by Extro4? If so, I
> propose what might be an interesting publicity-earner: a head-up
> challenge between your robot and me for $1000 (which I'll
> donate to the project win or lose). Of course if you really
> want press, you might want to challenge a "name" pro, especially
> one known for acting--like Mike Caro. I could talk to him about
> it too if you'd like.

I have no idea if it will be ready to challenge a pro by August, but I'll keep the offer in mind and bring it up with the project leads if it seems like a possibility. I know that the current state of the AI is that it can hold its own at a city casino, but is no where near ready to go up sucessfully against a pro.
I know that some of the biggest names in the game are willing to play it when it is ready for them.

I don't start working with the team until may, but I'll keep the list posted with our progress over the summer.

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