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>> Are interest rates about to rise in Japan? Is economic growth going to slow slightly? Or maybe global markets are all doomed, who knows? But two artificial intelligence researchers in Japan say they're developing a way to predict policy changes from its central bank just by watching the split second changes in facial expression of its chief, Haruhiko Kuroda.
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The governor usually has a neutral expression and announcements are made in a very carefully worded, dry language after the bank's board decides on a course of action.>>
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> Although it's still very basic, we've proved that there is a correlation between the governor's facial expression and the decisions being made on monetary policies.
00:00:44
They say it shows Kuroda sensed existing policies weren't cutting it long before the board acted. And afterwards, he displayed less sadness in public appearances. Yoshiyuki Suimon says he wants to study Fed Chair Janet Yellen and her European counterpart next.>>
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I believe we can use this method to predict his next move. The pair of researchers used a program designed by Microsoft called Emotion API. They say they're already fielding inquiries from investors