Facial recognition is something that we as human beings have been doing since the beginning of time. We have also become masters at identifying a person’s mood or emotion simply by looking at their facial expression. Today, we have harnessed the powers of artificial intelligence and are now able to apply it to facial recognition software. This software usually consists of “faceprints” which are collections of data that contain certain features and dimensions of the face (length/width of nose, depth of eye socket, ect..). And with this software we are able to not only scan an image for a face, but we are able to determine the expression or emotion that the face is portraying. This is where I want to focus my research. I want to study facial recognition and how the software is able to detect faces and their expressions to determine human emotions.