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January 17, 2023

Savvides Talks Potential of Facial Recognition Research to Predict Market Trends

Marios Savvides spoke to the Washington Post about leading an upcoming research project that will use facial recognition technology to analyze traders’ expressions and make determinations about the state of the stock market. “The market is driven by human emotions,” Savvides says. “What came to us is, can we abstract things like expression or movements as early indications of volatility? Everyone is getting excited, or everyone is shrugging their shoulders or scratching their head or leaning forward....Did everyone have a reaction within a five-second timeframe?” Data collection will begin in late 2023 and the study will take about a year to complete.

Read the story here.