Session: Bringing Emotional Intelligence to Technology
During this session, Dr. el Kaliouby will share her life's work: to humanize technology before it dehumanizes us. She'll discuss the technology category she's pioneered, Emotion AI, and how her company Affectiva is enabling technology to have not only IQ, but EQ, or emotional intelligence. Emotion AI is already being applied across industries like automotive, mental health, media analytics and more; and now, amidst the global pandemic, Dr. el Kaliouby envisions future use cases for Emotion AI to help us maintain meaningful connections as we work, learn and socialize online. While sharing her compelling vision for the future of tech and AI, Dr. el Kaliouby will also touch on her experience as a female founder in the male-dominated tech industry. From candidly discussing her experience raising capital, to confronting cultural norms, Dr. el Kaliouby will share the ways she's found her voice, and her thoughts on how we can continue to build a strong ecosystem for female founders and founders in tech.
Bio: Rana el Kaliouby
A pioneer in Emotion AI, Rana el Kaliouby, Ph.D., is Co-Founder and CEO of Affectiva, and author of the newly released book Girl Decoded: A Scientist’s Quest to Reclaim Our Humanity by Bringing Emotional Intelligence to Technology. A passionate advocate for humanizing technology, ethics in AI and diversity, Rana has been recognized on Fortune’s 40 Under 40 list and as one of Forbes' Top 50 Women in Tech. Rana is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and a newly minted Young Presidents' Organization member, and co-hosted a PBS NOVA series on AI. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge and a Post Doctorate from MIT.