Canon's automatic smile-recognition system for cameras

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At Canon Expo the company also demonstrated a rather cheesy, but quite addictive new feature for its range of digital cameras. Expected to arrive on new models next year Smile Shot is a system that detects when the person in focus is smiling and then automatically takes a picture. It seems to work too capturing my range of grins while ignoring a pathetic attempt at a poker face. It will be interesting to see the cultural implications of the Smile Shot system. After all it is likely to be working overtime in some chirpy far eastern countries, but might be virtually redundant up in dour old Scotland.

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