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Human-Centric AI: Affectiva Asks
32 minutes | 20 days ago
From Boston to Cairo: Fostering Cross-Cultural Collaboration
In this special Affectiva Asks podcast episode, Affectiva CEO Dr. Rana el Kaliouby interviews Manal Ramsis, General Manager of Affectiva's Cairo Office. Rana and Manal talk about the genesis and importance of the Affectiva Cairo location (as well as its advantages), the ins and outs of leading an international team, and how to effectively promote cross-cultural collaboration.Read more at the episode blog here: https://blog.affectiva.com/from-boston-to-cairo-fostering-cross-cultural-collaboration-at-affectiva
20 minutes | a month ago
How to (Safely) Collect Automotive Data During a Pandemic
Today’s episode features an interview with Affectiva Data Acquisition Manager, Ryan Abbott. At Affectiva, we collect a lot of real world automotive video data of people in vehicles, which fuel the training and testing of our deep learning algorithms. During our interview, Ryan covered our approach to automotive data collection, how that process evolved with the pandemic, and even some fundraising initiatives we have in place for groups looking to contribute to a cause in the Boston area. Read more at the blog post here: https://blog.affectiva.com/7-steps-to-safely-collect-automotive-data-during-a-pandemic
34 minutes | 2 months ago
BMW: How In-Cabin Sensing Helps Build the Ultimate In-Vehicle Experience
Today’s episode features Affectiva CEO Dr. Rana el Kaliouby interviewing Sean Batir, Senior Machine Learning Engineer at BMW as part of her Virtual Girl Decoded Book tour. Every day, there are more and more exciting developments in the automotive industry, with a lot of automation driving change in this space. Traditionally, the focus has been on what's going on outside of the vehicle. At Affectiva, we're passionate about turning it inward and really trying to understand what is happening inside the vehicle with our In-Cabin Sensing (ICS) technology: what's happening with the driver? What's happening with the other occupants in the car? What is the state of the cabin? How can we use that information to re-imagine what the future of our driving and riding experiences look like?You can also read more at the episode blog post here: https://blog.affectiva.com/bmw-how-in-cabin-sensing-helps-build-the-ultimate-in-vehicle-experience
48 minutes | 3 months ago
Balancing Long-Term Brand Effects and Short-Term Activation with Unruly
In our latest Affectiva Asks podcast episode, we feature Terence Scroope, Vice President of Insights and Solutions at Unruly. We spoke about some of the recent research work he has done, especially around gender stereotypes in US advertising, ads surrounding the Black Lives Matter movement, and much more.Read more at the blog here: https://blog.affectiva.com/balancing-long-term-brand-effects-and-short-term-activation-with-unruly
29 minutes | 4 months ago
Brain Power: Empowering Those with Autism to Thrive with Emotion AI
Today’s episode features Dr. Ned Sahin, Founder and CEO of Brain Power. Dr. Sahin has a PH.d in cognitive neuroscience from Harvard, he has a Master’s from MIT, an Undergrad degree from Williams College and spent some time at Oxford. He was also recently featured in Affectiva CEO Dr. Rana el Kaliouby's book, Girl Decoded, as early on in her career, Rana had explored how her Emotion AI technology could have applications to those on the autism spectrum.
72 minutes | 5 months ago
Highlights from the Girl Decoded Virtual Book Tour 2020
This episode features a number of guests from Affectiva CEO Dr. Rana el Kaliouby’s virtual book tour. What is a Virtual Book Tour? Rana launched her book “Girl Decoded” in April 2020, in the midst of the COVID pandemic: so all of her planned book promotional events and travel were (rightfully) cancelled. Yet we wanted make the most out of this by creating a standing Virtual Book Tour, where every week, Rana livestreams on her social profiles with some amazing guests. We’ve seen some lively conversations in these last few months, which have explored technology innovation, ethics in AI, advancing women in tech, and leadership. So for today’s episode, we thought we could take a look back at some of the most memorable moments and guests from her book tour so far. Enjoy!
36 minutes | 7 months ago
Bose: Enhancing the Vehicle Experience Through Audio
Today’s episode features John Pelliccio, Head of Product Communications, Automotive Systems at Bose Corporation. During the interview, he talks to us about his background, the challenges auto manufacturers face with regard to audio within the vehicle, and how understanding something as simple as audio can make a huge difference in your automotive experience.
33 minutes | 7 months ago
Leading with Empathy: Affectiva CEO Decodes her Personal Growth Journey in New Book
We have a very special episode featuring Dr. Rana el Kaliouby, Co-Founder and CEO of Affectiva. Rana is also an AI Thought Leader, machine Learning Scientist, and now a published author. During the interview, she talks to us about her background and personal journey co-founding Affectiva, her new book, “Girl Decoded” which launched this month, and some of her personal stories around leadership - including our interview about 4 years ago!
21 minutes | 9 months ago
Make Brand Decisions Based on How Customers Feel with Emotion AI
One of the hardest things for marketers to understand is how people feel. This is quite difficult because we don't think about how we feel as we're feeling it. We have been conditioned to give rational reasons for “why” we do things. And for those providing feedback to ads in focus groups or through surveys, people often say what they wish were true, or what they think the surveyor wants to hear. We interviewed Graham Page, Global Managing Director of Media Analytics at Affectiva. During the interview, he talks to us about the challenges marketers face, and how Emotion AI serves as a tool to understand natural response to ad content.
65 minutes | a year ago
Human First: Highlights from the 2019 Emotion AI Summit
In our latest Affectiva Asks podcast, we talk about human-centric AI with six speakers at Affectiva’s 2019 Emotion AI Summit: Rudina Seseri of Glasswing Ventures, Dr. Cory Kidd of Catalia Health, Dana Lowell of Faurecia, John Suh of Hyundai CRADLE, David Woessner of Local Motors, and Terah Lyons of The Partnership on AI.
23 minutes | a year ago
How Affectiva is Building a Responsive and Adaptive In-Cabin Environment
In our latest Affectiva Asks podcast, we interview Affectiva Senior Product Manager Abdelrahman Mahmoud. During the interview, he talks to us a bit about his background in software engineering, what he sees as challenges within the automotive industry and how Affectiva’s Human Perception AI technology aims to enhance the occupant experience in next generation vehicles.Download this eBook to learn more on how Human Perception AI technology can improve the in-cabin experience: http://go.affectiva.com/occupant-experience
21 minutes | a year ago
Unpacking Human Behavior with iMotions Biosensing Technology
Today’s episode features Dr. Jessica Wilson, Senior Product Specialist at iMotions. During the interview, she talks to us about how commercially available tools in neuroscience can help you define human behavior for yourself, how iMotions and Affectiva are working together, as well as a teaser of her upcoming technical workshop at the Emotion AI Summit, “More Data, Better Data: Defining Human Behavior with Biometrics”.Read more at www.EmotionAISummit.com
24 minutes | a year ago
Designing a New Age of Automotive with Unity Interactive Experiences
Today’s episode features Danny Lange, VP of AI and Machine Learning at Unity. During the interview, he talks to us about his work with car companies at Unity, some of the projects and challenges he has seen OEMs and Tier 1s encounter, and his thoughts around technical hurdles to overcome around the design of autonomous vehicles. Learn more about Unity's work in automotive here: https://unity.com/solutions/automotive-transportation-manufacturing
40 minutes | a year ago
Lisa Feldman Barrett on Challenges in Inferring Emotion from Human Facial Movement
Today’s episode features our CEO Dr. Rana el Kaliouby interviewing Lisa Feldman Barrett, distinguished Professor of Psychology at Northeastern University, where she focuses on the study of emotion and she directs the Interdisciplinary Affective Science Lab. During their interview, they discuss Dr. Barrett’s background, her recent research paper on challenges Inferring Emotion from Human Facial Movement, and how Affectiva is a leader in mapping contextual variability with multiple signals in our technology for detecting human emotions.
26 minutes | a year ago
(Re)Building Smiles: Doctor Uses AI to Restore Patient Facial Expressions
Today’s episode features Dr. Joe Dusseldorp, a plastic surgeon who works with conditions involving the facial nerve. During our discussion, he explains how he has worked with physicians to put together a program using AI to help patients suffering from the loss of facial movement on one side of the face. His research was also just published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal - read the article here: https://www.joedusseldorp.com/in-the-eye-of-the-beholder
30 minutes | a year ago
Scaling Companies with AI: How Talla Improves Workplace Productivity
Today’s special crossover episode features Affectiva CEO Dr. Rana el Kaliouby interviewing Rob May, co-founder and CEO of Talla. During our interview, he talks to us a bit about his engineering background, his current work in the customer support automation space, and trends he is seeing as an angel investor.Listen to Rob's interview of Rana on the Tall AI at Work podcast here: https://talla.com/resource/episode-50-humanizing-technology-with-rana-el-kaliouby-at-affectiva/
26 minutes | a year ago
Improving Road Safety with In-cabin Sensing AI
Today’s episode features Affectiva's Product Manager, Mike Gionfriddo. During the interview, he talks to us about his background in startups focused on in-vehicle technology, what he sees as challenges within the automotive industry and how Affectiva’s Human Perception AI technology plays into that. Mike’s work at Affectiva really focuses on how the company can improve road safety, specifically with regard to our Human Perception AI offering. What I found most interesting about our chat was the the balance that must be struck with AI between helping OEMs and Tier 1s keep costs down with a minimal processing footprint, while providing accurate, real time estimates of emotions and cognitive states with highly efficient models.
34 minutes | a year ago
Aptiv: The Challenges and Potential of Autonomous Vehicle Technology
Today’s episode features Affectiva's Co-Founder and CEO Dr. Rana el Kaliouby interviewing Karl Iagnemma, President of Autonomous Mobility at Aptiv. During their interview, he talks to us a bit about his background, his early work with nuTonomy (which has since been acquired by Aptiv), and how autonomous vehicle technology will transform the future of transportation and mobility.
27 minutes | 2 years ago
Forging the AI-Human Partnership in Next Generation Vehicles
Today’s episode features Gabi Zijderveld, Affectiva's Chief Marketing Officer and Head of Product Strategy interviewing Bryan Reimer. Bryan is a Research Scientist at MIT AgeLab & Associate Director of the New England University Transportation Center. Bryan is a thought leader in driver safety and the future of mobility. During their interview, he talks to us a bit about his work at MIT, some of the challenges of AI in automotive and how OEMs and Tier 1s can overcome them.
26 minutes | 2 years ago
Preventing Vehicular Heatstroke with Bag in the Back
Today’s episode features Karen Osorio, Senior R&D Scientist at Procter and Gamble, and President + Co-Founder of Bag in The Back, an organization with the mission to increase awareness to parents and caregivers about the dangers of vehicular heatstroke.
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