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Upcoming Events

2019
   

September 24-25

Novi, MI

ADAS and Autonomous Vehicles USA

Affectiva's Product Manager, Mike Gionfriddo, will speak at ADAS and Autonomous Vehicles USA on September 24th at 11:20am and on September 25th at 9:40am. He will be part of two panels: "Developing trust in ADAS and autonomy" and "UX panel discussion". The first panel will explore what the automotive industry is working on to build trust from drivers and lay the groundwork for the acceptance of autonomous vehicles when they hit the road. The second panel will address UX, its usability, and how to bridge the gap between the vehicle and its occupants.

 

October 1

Cambridge, MA

 

Asst. Learning Officers for the YPO Northeast Region of the United States Training Event

Affectiva's CEO, Rana el Kaliouby, will speak at the Asst. Learning Officers for the YPO Northeast Region of the United States Training Event on October 1st at 5:15pm. The event will mainly focus on artificial intelligence, and, as a newly minted member of the YPO (Young Presidents' Organization), Rana will be showcasing Affectiva's demos and technology to an intimate group.

 

 October 15

Boston, MA

Emotion AI Summit 2019: Human-Centric AI

Join us at Affectiva’s 3rd Annual Emotion AI Summit, where we will explore what it takes to build human-centric AI, and how these approaches will bring the focus back to the people who will benefit from it. How can AI make our lives safer, healthier and more productive? How can AI make us better connected and empowered? And most importantly, how can AI be developed and deployed in an ethical way? 

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October 21

Boston, MA

The Association of Financial Professionals (AFP)

Affectiva's CEO, Rana el Kaliouby, Ph.D., will be a keynote speaker at The Association of Financial Professionals on October 21st. The event will explore how corporate finance and treasury integrate the human element and avoid unconscious bias with their AI/ML programs for budgeting, forecasting, decision-making, and more.

 

 

 

October 23

Las Vegas, NV

JD Powers AutoRevolution

Affectiva's CMO, Gabi Zijderveld, will speak at JD Powers AutoRevolution on October 23rd at 3:55pm. She will be part of the "Connected Cars will Drive Disruption" panel, which will be addressing the next generation of vehicles that will be built upon the base of 4G/5G connectivity enabling new applications (vehicle-vehicle, vehicle-infrastructure), autonomy, and more.

 

 

November 6

Orlando, FL

Sitecore Symposium

Affectiva's CEO, Rana el Kaliouby, Ph.D., will be a guest speaker at Sitecore Symposium on November 6th. The event will explore all the strategies and tactics brands can employ to deliver the best experience to each customer, every time. In her talk, Rana will point to examples drawn from the more than 1,400 brands already using Emotion AI to measure and analyze how consumers respond to digital content, as well as discuss experiential marketing, and how adding real-time emotion awareness to digital and retail experiences makes such campaigns so successful.

 

November 12-15

Las Vegas, NV

Tableau Conference 2019

Affectiva's CEO, Rana el Kaliouby, Ph.D., will speak at Tableau Conference 2019 on November 14th. Further details to be determined and shared closer to the date.

 

December 12

Boston, MA

Massachusetts Conference For Women

Affectiva's CMO, Gabi Zijderveld, will speak at the Massachusetts Conference For Women on December 12th at 10am. She will be part of the Handling Conflict at Work (POE) panel, which will address how to deal with conflict at work in a way that is both professional and productive—improving both your work and your relationships. 

 

2020

 

 

January 19-24

Davos-Klosters, Switzerland

WEF Annual Meeting 2020

Affectiva's CEO, Rana el Kaliouby, Ph.D., will speak at WEF Annual Meeting 2020 on January 2020. This event, which happens at the beginning of each year is a renowned international gathering of top leaders from business, government, international organizations, academia and civil society. Further details to be determined and shared closer to the date.

 

March 5

NYC, NY

The #EmbraceAmbition Summit

Affectiva's CEO, Rana el Kaliouby, Ph.D., will speak at the #EmbraceAmbition Summit with Tory Burch Foundation on March 5th, 2020. The event gathers game-changing leaders to challenge unconscious bias, shatter stereotypes and empower women. Further details to be determined and shared closer to the date.

 

March 13-22

Austin, TX

SXSW 2020: South by Southwest

Affectiva's CEO, Rana el Kaliouby, Ph.D., will speak at the SXSW 2020 on March 2020. In a fireside chat in conjunction with the launch of her forthcoming book, Girl Decoded, Rana will discuss her groundbreaking mission to humanize technology with Emotion AI - technology that has not just IQ, but EQ, or emotional intelligence. She’ll recount her unforgettable journey as a Muslim, Egyptian-American scientist and entrepreneur overcoming cultural norms, and discuss how the applications of Emotion AI in automotive, advertising, mental health and autism research feed her conviction to transform our relationship with technology, and by extension, with one another.

 

April 27-28

Boston, MA

Fortune Brainstorm AI

Affectiva's CEO, Rana el Kaliouby, Ph.D., will be a guest co-chair at the Fortune Brainstorm AI Conference on April 2020. The event will focus on the newest phase in the artificial intelligence revolution: the age of implementation. As part of the Fortune editorial / programming team for this event, you will find Rana on stage either moderating or speaking (further details to be determined and shared closer to the date).

 

September 23

Helsinki, Finland

Nordic Business Forum

Affectiva's CEO, Rana el Kaliouby, Ph.D., will speak at the Nordic Business Forum on September 2020. Further details to be determined and shared closer to the date.

 

September 24

Oslo, Norway

Oslo Business Forum

Affectiva's CEO, Rana el Kaliouby, Ph.D., will speak at the Olso Business Forum on September 2020. Further details to be determined and shared closer to the date.

 

Past Events

2019

 

 

September 17-18

San Jose, CA

M:bility | California

Affectiva's Senior Product Manager, Abdo Mahmoud, will speak at M:bility California on September 17th at 11:40am. He will be part of the Artificial Intelligence panel, which will be addressing the role AI will play in the future of mobility, how AI will affect the way the automotive industry is regulated, and more!

 

September 17-18

Chicago, IL

Connect2Car: Executive Leadership Forum

Affectiva's Chief Strategy Officer, Andy Zeilman, will speak at Connect2Car on September 17th at 1:30pm. He will be part of the Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning panel, which will discuss the diversity of AI/ML applications and attempt to broaden the audiences view on where AI and ML can be used beyond products.

 

September 17

Cambridge, MA

 Boston Tech Hub Faculty Working Group

Affectiva's CEO, Rana el Kaliouby, Ph.D., will join the Boston Tech Hub Faculty Working Group as a guest speaker on September 17th at the Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, MA. Rana will be discussing the topic "Facial Recognition and Emotion AI".

 

September 10

Understanding the Emotional User Experience: From Screens to Streets

Affectiva & iMotions hosted the webinar "Understanding the Emotional User Experience: From Screens to Streets" on September 10th, 2019 at 2PM.

Affectiva's CMO Gabi Zijderveld and iMotions' VP of Client Services, Brendan Murray co-hosted this webinar on how tools like Facial Expression Analysis can be utilized in screen-based UX research to improve user experiences, case examples that highlight the utility of measuring users’ emotional responses, and how these methods can be applied to real-world product testing, automotive research, and research involving human-computer interaction. 

Recorded Session

August 27-29

Drive World Conference and Expo

Affectiva's Senior Product Manager, Abdo Mahmoud spoke at the Drive World Conference and Expo on August 29th. His session "Human Perception AI: The Future of the In-Car Experience" gave an overview of Affectiva's Human Perception AI, and describe how we employ techniques like deep learning-based spatio-temporal modeling to ensure driver safety and personalize their experience. 

 

May 14

Brands that effectively communicate a clear sense of purpose have the potential to hugely outperform their competitors

In this webinar Dr Rana el Kaliouby, Co-Founder and CEO of Affectiva, and Graham Page, Managing Director for Offer at Kantar's Insights Division, shared evidence of what we know works well, and how to navigate your brand towards successful purpose driven advertising.

 

Recorded Session
 

 

 
2018 

 

 

November 28

Nuance Webinar Series: Learn how Emotion AI can be used to build a truly humanized automotive assistant

In this webinar hosted by Nuance, Affectiva Co-Founder and CEO Dr. Rana el Kaliouby outlined why we need human perception technology such as Emotion AI. She explained how the technology works, how the deep learning-based models are built, and where they are being used. She then dove deep on the applications in automotive. 

Recorded Session

 

November 8

If you build it (trust), they will come: Trust and Automated Vehicles

In this webcast, Affectiva hosted Kristin Kolodge, Executive Director of Driver Interaction and HMI at J.D. Power. Kristin discussed how various Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) technologies are performing, according to the voice of the consumer. 

Recorded Session

 

September 6

Emotion AI Summit 2018: Trust in AI

At this year’s Emotion AI Summit, we discussed Trust in AI, and how this manifests itself in vastly different areas: from automotive and robotics, to healthcare, education and even advertising. We  also explored how Emotion AI is a key component of building trust between humans and technology.

Slides & Recorded Sessions

 

June 28

How  AI Helps Next Generation Vehicles Become More Human

Affectiva hosted Dr. Nils Lenke, Senior Director of Innovation Management at Nuance Communications. Dr. Lenke explored areas of improvements in communication between humans and our vehicles.

Recorded Session

 

May 17

Harness the Power of Diversity to Nurture Successful Brands

Affectiva Co-Founder and CEO Rana el Kaliouby joining Graham Page, Director of Offer & Innovation at Kantar Millward Brown discussed how you can quantify and leverage concepts of diversity and inclusion using facial coding, and examples of how successful brand campaigns were able to do so.

Recorded Session

 

May 10

How to Build the Ultimate In-Cabin Experience

Affectiva hosted Renovo in a joint webcast that discussed what goes into building the best possible automotive experience based on data collected from sophisticated in-cabin sensing systems. 

Recorded Session

April 5

Deep Dive Affectiva Automotive AI: Fueling Driver State and Occupant Experience Monitoring

In this webcast, Affectiva's CMO, Gabi Zijderveld, and Product Manager, Abdo Mahmoud, provided an overview of our newest solution: Affectiva Automotive AI and how we are helping improve road safety and optimize the transportation experience.

Recorded Session

February 20

Webinar: Affectiva AI - Technical Deep Dive

In this special webcast event, Affectiva's own Director of Applied AI, Jay Turcot, delivered a technical deep dive talk around the underlying science fueling our products. His presentation illustrated how we are using deep learning and computer vision to build people analytics (for our automotive solution and beyond), why we use these approaches, and the challenges behind building multi-modal AI that goes way beyond simple head pose estimation and gaze tracking.

Recorded Session
February 1 Webinar: The Future of Mobility: Trends and Opportunities for the Next Generation of Vehicles
The automotive industry is under massive disruption. The cars of the future are transforming more into software platforms on wheels, designed to improve driver safety in addition to creating the ultimate in-cabin experience for vehicle occupants using AI and computer vision. What does this new future of mobility look like?

Recorded Session

     
2017
   
November 16 Webinar: The Future of Emotion AI - Trends and Opportunities for the Upcoming Emotion Economy
In this webcast hosted by Affectiva, Richard Yonck, professional futurist and author of "Heart of the Machine: Our Future in a World of Artificial Emotional Intelligence " discussed about the developing emotion economy and some of the opportunities and challenges emotionally aware technologies may present us.
Slides & Recorded Sessions
November 10 Emotion AI: How the Mabu Robot Builds an Emotional Connection with Patients
In this webcast hosted by Affectiva, Catalia Health CEO Cory Kidd will discuss how his company's robot, Mabu, is the key to long-term patient engagement that evolves over time, using principles of behavioral psychology to tailor daily patient conversations to obtain hard-to-get data about treatment challenges.
Slides & Recorded Sessions
October 19 Webinar: The Power of Emotional Marketing
Missed the Emotion AI Happy Hour? Join us online to learn about the future of emotional marketing and the technology that can power it. Featuring guest speaker Tom Shapiro, CEO of Stratabeat and author of Rethink Your Marketing.
Slides & Recorded Sessions
October 12 Webinar: Building an Emotionally Intelligent Brand: Emotion AI for Advertising
Learn how advertisers are building more emotional connections with consumers, from the insight that Kantar Millward Brown has gained from testing 26,000 ads in 87 countries using Emotion AI. Featuring guest speaker Graham Page, EVP, Head of Global Research Solutions, Kantar Millward Brown.
Slides & Recorded Sessions
September 28 Emotion AI Happy Hour: The Power of Emotional Marketing
Join us on September 28 @ 4pm at the Affectiva Office in Downtown Boston for our first-ever Emotion AI Happy Hour. Mix & mingle to discuss the future of emotional marketing and the technology that can power it. Featuring guest speaker Tom Shapiro, CEO of Stratabeat and author of Rethink Your Marketing.
Slides
September 13 Emotion AI Summit
Affectiva organized the first-ever Emotion AI Summit at the MIT Media Lab.  With 29 speakers and over 300 attendees, the Summit explored the practical applications of Emotion AI today and where it will go in the future.
Slides & Recorded Sessions
August 8 The Next Generation in Retail: Emotion AI
There’s a big fear today that online shopping is replacing brick and mortar. People look at the strength of Amazon and are predicting the demise of stores. But in fact, over 80% sales happen in brick and mortar stores - and that’s not going away anytime soon.
Recorded Session
July 27 Let's Get Emotional: How to Incorporate Facial Responses in Your Market Research Methodology
Surveys aren't the industry-standard anymore: in fact, relying on this data alone doesn't stand up to what's coming next. Imagine the future of market research where respondents no longer have to manually input their thoughts and reactions to content, but you will be able to tell right from the expressions on their faces.
Recorded Session
2016
   
November 16 Emotion AI Developer Day
This online event brought together emotion recognition developers, Affectiva staff, affective computing thought leaders and companies offering complementary technologies. Emotion AI Developer Day covered technical content, including tutorials for Affectiva's SDK and API.
Recorded Session

Contact us at events@affectiva.com if you have any questions or ideas for joint events!