We Need A Computer To Tell Us Mona Lisa Is Happy?
from the this-story-is-42%-ridiculous dept
In some new research that is just begging for an Ignobel Award, some researchers had a computer program look at Mona Lisa to determine if she's happy. You'll all be thrilled (and I can tell you that without the aid of a computer) to know that, indeed, she is happy. 83% happy, in fact (while also 9% disgusted, 6% fearful and 2% angry). Who knew that emotions came in percentages? Of course, you might wonder if they took into account the research saying that different nationalities smile in different ways. Either way, can we take a step back (happily or not) and point out two things? (1) She's a painting. She's not a real person. She doesn't exist and has no emotion. (2) Since when do you need a computer program to look at someone and tell if they're happy? Okay, now that I've got that off my chest, I'm 32% happier, but still 7% perplexed.