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Rana el Kaliouby receives Smithsonian Magazine's American Ingenuity Award for Technology
Smithsonian Magazine
Dr. Rana el Kaliouby received Smithsonian magazine's American Ingenuity Award for Technology. The awards honored 12 people across nine categories, including technology, performing arts, visual arts, natural sciences, physical sciences, education, history, social progress and youth achievement. Smithsonian magazine honors Dr. el Kaliouby for her groundbreaking work in emotion recognition technology.

The December issue of Smithsonian magazine features Dr. el Kaliouby and her fellow award recipients, highlighting the profound innovation these award winners are each making in their fields.

Affectiva aims to grow with an emotional appeal
The Boston Globe
Affectiva is in the vanguard of an emerging field that has applications across several industries, including advertising, media, education and robotics and is projected to generate $42.5 billion in annual worldwide sales in 2020. Imagine smartphones with "emotion chips" that allow the devices to sense when their owners are sad, sending them an encouraging message or even calling their moms.

WIRED Out Of Office part one: Daniel McDuff
WIRED's Out Of Office series aims to investigate the ideas and work of exciting people in the WIRED network in more detail, to see what this might tell us about the future of motoring, mobility and beyond. Daniel McDuff, MIT Media Lab alumnus and Director of Research at Affectiva is interviewed at the Royal Society of Arts in London for this report.

Why emotions matter and how emotion technology works
4A's Create Tech
Gabi Zijderveld, Affectiva's VP of Marketing, was a recent guest on the TechnologyAdvice Expert Interview Series. The series explores a variety of business and technology landscapes through conversations with industry leaders. This episode discusses why emotions matter and how emotion technology works, as well as how Affectiva's emotion technology is used today and where it will go in the future.

Podcast: Is virtual empathy the ghost in the machine for AI?
Tech Weekly Podcast
Could machines ever understand us emotionally? How much is technology already affecting our cognitive abilities, mental wellbeing and emotional lives? These topics were discussed at Web Summit 2015 in a panel with Oren Frank from Talkspace, Ebbe Altberg, CEO of Linden Lab and Rana el Kaliouby of Affectiva.


Did You Know That...
Ads with higher emotion engagement are twice as likely to garner more than 20 million views.

An insight from our emotion analytics work in market research.
Affectiva's Emotion-Sensing SDK
We have created our SDKs so that others can emotion-enable their own apps and digital experiences. Available for iOS, Android and Windows you can get a free evaluation of our SDK here:

Taking the (often imprecise) measure of stress
The New York Times
The New York Times interviews Dr. Rosalind Picard, co-founder of Affectiva and now Chief Scientist at Empatica, about Empatica's soon-to-release, stress-monitoring watch named Embrace. It will track skin temperature, movement, sleep, respiration, heart rate and more.

Digitizing emotion: MIT startup, Affectiva, delivers a new level of analytics and real time interaction
In today's technology-driven world emotion, the core characteristic of an individual is often ignored. The emotion behind consumer actions may be the most powerful and important data point there is, but it hasn't ever really been accounted for. Changing all that is Affectiva, a 6+ year-old startup originated out of the MIT Media Lab in 2009.

10 MIT Media Lab spinouts to watch
Despite the organization's focus on academic research, so many people's projects at MIT Media Lab translate very well to startup-dom. BostInno lists Affectiva as one of the local companies that started as scholarly pursuits at the Media Lab.


Tech in Motion 50k Member Celebration | December 3
Affectiva demos at Tech in Motions 50,000 Member Celebration, December 3rd in Boston. RSVP here to get on the list!

Inc. Vision 2020 | December 3
Affectiva demos at Inc.'s Vision 2020 an event that highlights trends and technologies shaping the future. More information here.

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