Facial and Physical Behavior
The last two decades have seen an escalating interest in methods for automating the coding of facial and body behavior. Applications for such systems extend from the legal and business fields to national security and mental health. More generally, the expansion of behavior research holds tremendous promise for advancing our understanding of basic social and emotional processes. This deepening understanding is key for heralding a long awaited new era in artificial intelligence (AI) where machines (robots, computers, mobile devices, etc.) interact, anticipate and plan seamlessly with humans. Yet, despite this keen interest, the reality is that the promise of computer vision systems to efficiently and accurately code behavior (such as facial action codes or body intent) in naturally occurring circumstances remains elusive. Notable works in this space include our seminal work in real-time facial landmark alignment (see IJCV'11) and our OpenSource Face Analysis SDK.