New Microsoft Mimicker Alarm App Requires You To Make Faces

Posted: Jan 21 2016, 1:03am CST | by , in Technology News


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New Microsoft Mimicker Alarm App Requires You to Make Faces

When apps go to far. Meet the new Mimicker Alarm Clock App.

Getting out of bed in the morning is for most people not fun. Microsoft thinks though you want some fun in the morning. The new Mimicker Alarm is a morning alarm clock app requires you to play a game to dismiss the alarm.

The Mimicker App might ask you to snap a selfie, speak a phrase and more. Microsoft says that the Mimics require you to be alert, smart, and use yourself and your surroundings.

If you don't finish the game in time the alarm will start ringing again as the app assumes you fell asleep again. In the demo video below the app asks to make a surprise face. The woman fails the first time as the app is smart and knows what a surprised face looks like. You even can share your impression on social media. Who wants to share his sleepy face first thing in the morning?

I will definitely never use this app. I can't feel my face until I had my first coffee. I certainly don't want to do tasks and app tells me to do when I just woke up. If you are the type of person that likes to play games first thing after waking up the Mimicker Alarm app is for you.

The Mimicker Alarm is available for Android on the Google Play store for free.

Mimicker Alarm was built to showcase the power and flexibility of Microsoft Project Oxford, a platform of machine learning APIs. There are three different Mimics that you could be challenged with and once you've successfully accomplished the task, you can share the personalized photo with friends to show how you "beat the clock".

All of our code is available on GitHub where you can view the source, file issues, or even contribute your own Mimic.

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