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Neural Networks and personality testing at this year’s Maker Faire 2019

Once again, the Computer Vision Center took part in Barcelona’s Maker Faire, which took place on the first weekend of October 2019 at Nau Bostik, an emblematic citizen led cultural center in the neighborhood of La Sagrera (Barcelona). The Faire is visited by more than 5.000 people every year, mainly by families and makers who are enthusiastic of open source projects. The Faire offers diverse perspectives on the great challenges of our progressively complex society. It is a spot that gathers international and local makers, members of industry, universities and research centers who are willing to promote, share and explain their different initiatives and projects.

As in past editions, the CVC showcased some of its Open Source work. The star of the day was our demonstration on apparent personality detection, which uses a thorough analysis of tone, movement and facial microexpressions to predict an apparent personality within a 15-second video. We also presented our Computational Neural Network game, a demonstration aimed to all audiences in which we simplify how a neural network gathers data and takes a decision, which is the basics of how we teach a computer to understand the environment around it by means of cameras.

In the media:

Our participation in this year’s Maker Faire was featured at El País (in Catalan): https://cat.elpais.com/cat/2019/10/04/tecnologia/1570170723_757789.html

Nuria Martínez

The author Nuria Martínez