Rana el Kaliouby - Co-Founder & CEO - Affectiva
Rana el Kaliouby is a scientist, innovator and entrepreneur. As Affectiva's co-founder and CEO, she is on a mission to bring artificial emotional intelligence to our digital world, creating a new paradigm of data & interactions that will improve how people interact with technology and each other. Emotion AI is the next frontier of artificial intelligence, with commercial applications in several industries. She is responsible for the vision and translating that into an executable strategy that drives emotion recognition to ubiquity. She is Chief Evangelist for the Emotion AI space, a term that we coined at Affectiva. We've raised $25M+ capital from top-tier investors and non-dilutive funding.
She leads the company’s Emotion AI team, applying machine learning, deep learning and data science to mine the world’s largest emotion repository to understand people's feelings and behaviors. A demonstrated track record of translating science innovations into products that have huge markets.
As one of the few women leading an AI tech company, she is very passionate about women in tech.
Previously, as a Research Scientist at MIT Media Lab, she built emotion technology with a focus on autism.