Rana el Kaliouby

 

It’s time for the December edition of TED Talks Tuesday. Today we give the floor to Rana el Kaliouby. At the TEDWomen conference in May 2015 she demonstrated a powerful new technology that reads your facial expressions and matches them to corresponding emotions. This “emotion engine” has big implications, she says, and could change not just how we interact with machines — but with each other.

About Rana el Kaliouby
As chief science officer and co-founder of Affectiva, an MIT Media Lab spin-off, Rana is on a mission to bring emotion intelligence to our digital experiences. She leads the company’s emotion analytics team, which is responsible for developing emotion-sensing algorithms and mining the world’s largest emotion data database. So far, they’ve collected 12 billion emotion data points from 2.9 million face videos from volunteers in 75 countries. The company’s platform is used by many Fortune Global 100 companies to measure consumer engagement, and is pioneering emotion-enabled digital apps for enterprise, entertainment, video communication and online education.

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