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Welcome to the Affectiva Asks Podcast!

What if technology could understand people in the same way that people understand one another? Tune in as Affectiva, the pioneer of Emotion AI, endeavors to humanize technology. Affectiva Asks dissects how we can put the human before the artificial as AI manifests in our daily lives, with insights from the world’s top thinkers in automotive, healthcare, robotics, education, academia and beyond.

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How Affectiva is Building a Responsive and Adaptive In-Cabin Environment

Affectiva Sr. Product Manager Abdo Mahmoud talks about how Affectiva’s Human Perception AI tech aims to enhance occupant experience


Unpacking Human Behavior with iMotions Biosensing Technology

Dr. Jessica Wilson, Senior Product Specialist at iMotions talks about how commercially available tools in neuroscience can help you define human behavior for yourself


Designing a New Age of Automotive with Unity Interactive Experiences

Danny Lange, VP of AI and Machine Learning at Unity talks about his thoughts around technical hurdles to overcome around the design of autonomous vehicles


Challenges in Inferring Emotion from Human Facial Movement

Affectiva's CEO Rana el Kaliouby interviews Lisa Feldman Barrett, distinguished Professor of Psychology at Northeastern University, where she focuses on the study of emotion


(Re)Building Smiles: Doctor Uses AI to Restore Patient Facial Expressions

Plastic surgeon Dr. Joe Dusseldorp explains how he has worked with physicians to put together a program using AI to help patients suffering from the loss of facial movement


Scaling Companies with AI: How Talla Improves Workplace Productivity

Affectiva CEO Rana el Kaliouby interviews Rob May, CEO of Talla. Rob talks about his engineering background, his current work in the customer support automation space & trends he is seeing as an angel investor


Improving Road Safety With In-Cabin Sensing AI

Affectiva's Product Manager, Mike Gionfriddo talks about his background 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


Aptiv: The Challenges and Potential of Autonomous Vehicle Technology

Dr. Rana el Kaliouby, interviews Dr. Karl Iagnemma, President of Autonomous Mobility at Aptiv to talk about how autonomous vehicle tech will transform the future of transportation & mobility

Forging the AI-Human Partnership in Next Generation Vehicles

Gabi Zijderveld, Affectiva's CMO interviews Bryan Reimer, Research Scientist at MIT AgeLab & Associate Director of the New England University Transportation Center to talk about some of the challenges of AI in automotive

Preventing Vehicular Heatstroke with Bag in the Back

Karen Osorio, Senior R&D Scientist at Procter and Gamble, and President + Co-Founder of Bag in The Back, talks about the dangers of vehicular heatstroke

Nuance: The User Experience of In-Vehicle Emotion Detection

What will the experience of future drivers or passengers look like in the cars of tomorrow? This is the question that Adam Emfield, senior manager of user experience at Nuance Automotive, studies

Veoneer: How to Build Trust with Vehicles to Improve Road Safety

How can we create trust in mobility? That is the question Ola Boström, the Vice President of Research wrestles with at Veoneer. Veoneer designs, compiles and sells software, hardware and systems for active safety, autonomous driving, occupant protection and brake control

Intro Episode: About Affectiva Asks

Welcome to Affectiva Asks, our new podcast focused on all things related to human-centric AI. Affectiva Director of Marketing Ashley McManus joins CMO Gabi Zijderveld to introduce more about our podcast, why we are doing this, what type of content we'll be covering, and what else to expect