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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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From Boston to Cairo: Fostering Cross-Cultural Collaboration

Affectiva CEO Dr. Rana el Kaliouby interviews Manal Ramsis, GM of Affectiva's Cairo Office to talk about the genesis and importance of our Cairo location, and how to effectively promote cross-cultural collaboration.

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How to (Safely) Collect Automotive Data During a Pandemic

Affectiva Data Acquisition Manager, Ryan Abbott, talks about 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.

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BMW: How In-Cabin Sensing Helps Build the Ultimate In-Vehicle Experience

Affectiva CEO Dr. Rana el Kaliouby chats with Sean Batir, Senior Machine Learning Engineer at BMW about in-cabin sensing and the future of our driving experiences.

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Balancing Long-Term Brand Effects and Short-Term Activation with Unruly

Terence Scroope, VP of Insights & Solutions at Unruly, shares findings around gender stereotypes in US advertising and ads surrounding the BLM movement.

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Brain Power: Empowering Those with Autism to Thrive with Emotion AI

Dr. Ned Sahin, Founder & CEO of Brain Power talks about how his company uses Emotion AI tech to help empower the learning of those in the autism spectrum.

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Highlights from the Girl Decoded Virtual Book Tour 2020

Every week, Rana el Kaliouby welcomes amazing guests to her Virtual Book Tour. Here's the highlights from these lively conversations, which have explored tech innovation, ethics in AI, advancing women in tech, and leadership.

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Bose: Enhancing the Vehicle Experience Through Audio

John Pelliccio, Head of Product Communications, Automotive Systems at Bose Corporation, talks about how understanding something as simple as audio can make a huge difference in your automotive experience.

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Leading with Empathy: Affectiva CEO Decodes her Personal Growth Journey in New Book

Dr. Rana el Kaliouby talks about her personal journey co-founding Affectiva, her new book “Girl Decoded”, and some of her personal stories around leadership.

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Make Brand Decisions Based on How Customers Feel with Emotion AI

Graham Page, Global Managing Director of Media Analytics at Affectiva, talks about how Emotion AI serves as a tool to understand natural response to ads.

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Human First: Highlights from the 2019 Emotion AI Summit

We talk about human-centric AI with six speakers at Affectiva’s 2019 Emotion AI Summit.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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(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

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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

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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

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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