Here are the crisp new emoticons facebook is planning on us all using anytime soon. Will they give a better user experience? Maybe.
Will facebook aggressively sell the ‘nuanced responses’ to brand content that these emoticons might generate? Certainly.
Here’s Mr Zuckerberg himself explaining how they work, using what the new pressure sensitive iPhone UI. This is a game changer in itself. Once the device in our hands starts responding to a nuanced range of physical gestures, it’s ability to express our feelings is significantly improved.
This is hardly AI, but it sure shows which way the river is running.