Emotient is a VC-backed start up headquartered in San Diego, focused on automating the understanding of human behavior. Emotient is the leading authority on automated facial expression recognition. Our technology is the result of 20+ years of pioneering research and development combining machine learning, cognitive science and computer vision. All that is needed is a camera-enabled device, and Emotient’s groundbreaking emotion detection system.  Our approach combines proprietary machine learning algorithms, a self-optimizing data collection engine and state-of-the-art facial behavior analysis to detect 7 primary emotions, including Joy, Surprise, Sadness, Anger, Disgust, Contempt and Fear, as well as more advanced emotional states including Confusion and Frustration. The technology can also detect gender.