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Professor taps facial recognition technology to identify bored students

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We all know the struggle of spending hours sitting and listening to a professor. If you have been to school, you’re going to understand.

Sometimes teachers tend to go on a lecture for a long period of time. Often times, we just sit there and listen without telling them even if it’s already getting boring. Whether it’s because of politeness or fear of facing the professor’s wrath, it doesn’t matter – we all get bored.

But if you’re studying in Wei Xiao-yong science classes, chances are, you’ll need to step up your game. The professor in Sichuan University uses a “face reader”  technology system that’s custom-built to scan the faces of the students to know if they’re bored and not interested.

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Wei does not guarantee it to be fully successful because there are still other factors that contribute to a person’s overall behavior. But it does give a gauge on how he sees his to students. This way, he can adjust and refine his lectures so students won’t lose interest in the subject.

The educator is said to be sharing the technology to other Chinese Universities, which means it worked well during his testing. With this development, more and more colleges in China will be getting their hands on the face reader soon. If it gets successful enough, maybe we’ll see it make its way to the rest of the world.

[Source: The Telegraph]

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