CEO at Affectiva | Author of Forthcoming Book "Girl Decoded" | Fortune 40 under 40| YGL at WEF
Rana el Kaliouby
"My life’s work is about humanizing technology, before it dehumanizes us."

I am a scientist, innovator and entrepreneur. As Affectiva's Co-founder and CEO, I am on a mission to bring artificial emotional intelligence to our digital world, creating a new partnership between humans and AI. Emotion AI is the next frontier of artificial intelligence, with commercial applications in several industries.

As CEO, I am responsible for our vision and translating that into an executable strategy that transforms industries such as automotive, advertising and more. I am Chief Evangelist for the Emotion AI space, a term that we coined at Affectiva and have turned into an ecosystem. We are doing this all over again - this time building HUman Perception AI - algorithms that understand all things human! We've raised $50M+ capital from top-tier investors and non-dilutive funding. I have a demonstrated track record of translating science innovations into products that have huge markets.

Previously, as a Research Scientist at MIT Media Lab, I built emotion technology with a focus on mental health.

As one of the few women leading an AI company, I am very passionate about women in tech / leadership. I am also a limited partner at MIT Media Lab's E14 funds and a Trustee of the American University in Cairo.

Areas of expertise:
Affective computing, Artificial Intelligence, emotion recognition, emotion analytics, facial expressions, voice analytics, computer vision, machine learning, deep learning, mental health, education, social robotics, automotive.

* TEDWomen talk -

Selected Honors:
* 2018 Fortune 40 under 40
* 2018 Inc Female 100
* 2016 WIRED NEXT list
* Smithsonian Ingenuity Award 2015

Selected Press:
* New Yorker - Computers are learning to read emotions and the business world can't wait! -