Jun 15, 2020
Rana el Kaliouby is an Egyptian-American computer scientist and entrepreneur in the field of expression recognition research and technology development, which is a subset of facial recognition designed to identify the emotions expressed by the face. El Kaliouby’s research moved beyond the field’s dependence on exaggerated or caricatured expressions modeled by laboratory actors, to focus on the subtle glances found in real situations.
After growing up in Cairo, Egypt, she earned a PhD in Cambridge University, and then joined the MIT Media Lab as a research scientist, where she spearheaded the application of emotion recognition technology in a variety of fields, including mental health and autism. She left MIT to co-found Affectiva, a company credited with defining the field of Emotion AI and now works with 25% of the Fortune 500 and is a leader in emotion AI. Rana was named by Forbes to their list of America’s Top 50 Women in Tech.
Bio: Rana el Kaliouby is on a mission to humanize technology
with artificial emotional intelligence, or what she calls “Emotion
AI.” through developing a “deep learning” platform that combines
facial expression with tone of voice to infer how a person is
feeling. She is the author of “Girl Decoded: A scientist’s quest to
reclaim humanity by bringing emotional intelligence to
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